Obit: Will, Jeanette M. (1928 – 2015)


Surnames: Will, Durst, Vandeberg, Cloud, Peissig, Ebert, Cronkright, Eckes, Willhite, Hansen

Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, WI) 16 Jan 2015

Will, Jeanette M. (15 MAY 1928 – 14 JAN 2015)

Jeanette M. Will, age 86, of Colby passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Pine Ridge Assisted Living in Colby under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care Hospice Services.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11AM on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Colby. Rev. Daniel Hackel will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Saturday at the church from 9AM until time of services. The honor of pallbearer belongs to Kevin, Travis, Trevor and Tim Will and Tony Cloud.

Jeanette was born on May 15, 1928 in the town of York in Clark Co., the daughter of Clarence and Naomi (Durst) Vandeberg. She attended school in Owen later transferring to Loyal High School where she graduated from. Jeanette was united in marriage to Donald Will on May 21, 1949 at Saint Anthony's Catholic Church in Loyal. She owned and operated a dairy farm and along with husband Donald they raised their family and both undertook all the farming responsibilities. At age 75, Jeanette could still be found in her barn milking her dairy cows. Sadly, her husband Donald passed away on October 24, 1997.

Her hobbies included softball, bowling, throwing darts, shooting pool and snowmobiling. She also enjoyed embroidery work, quilting and polka dancing. She was never afraid of hard work and loved both working and singing in her barn. Jeanette was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Colby.

Survivors include her daughter Dianne (Randy) Cloud of Unity; her two sons: Gary (Mary Ann) Will of Colby and Dennis (Susan) Will of Colby; nine grandchildren: Denise (Andy) Peissig of Tomahawk, Joann Will of Manitowoc, Kevin (Jody) Will of Curtiss, Roxann (Tim) Ebert of Lac du Flambeau, Tori (Eric Cronkright) Cloud of Wheat Ridge, CO, Anthony (Penni) Cloud of Unity, Travis Will of Colby, Trevor Will of Colby and Tim Will of Colby and 10 great-grandchildren. Jeanette is further survived by one brother Ivan (Gloria) Vandeberg of Springfield, OR; two sisters: Dorothy (James) Eckes of Marshfield and Shirley (Floyd) Willhite of Springfield, OR along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Jeanette was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Donald; three brothers: Marvin, Verlyn and Milford and two sisters: Alice Piper and Rosie Hansen.

Life Tributes Funeral Home and Cremation Services-Spencer is assisting the family.

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