CURTIS, Nebraska --Leslie "Deac" Corwin Wills, 86, of Curtis, Nebraska, died Wednesday (Jan. 4, 2012), at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska.
He was born Oct. 13, 1925, in Wellfleet, Nebraska, son of Charleton Corwin and Martha May (Sypher) Wills.
He grew up in the Wellfleet and Maywood area. He attended school in Maywood graduating in 1943. Deac also worked for the county road department while he lived by Stockville and farmed. He also worked in Curtis at Hall Motors in the garage.
He married Fern M. Russell on Nov. 26, 1952. They two daughters and two sons.
In 1968 he was the first custodian at Medicine Valley High School. He drove the bus for Maywood Schools for 10 years. He was a volunteer fireman for more than 25 years and a member of the United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Irene Parker and Ella Mae Worley; in-laws, Benjamin and Ellen Russell; his cousins, Blanch Gardner, Doris Klein, Lily Hunt, and Edith Temple.
He is survived by his wife, Fern Marie Wills; daughters, Monte (Val) Kotrous of Houston, Texas, Sandy Wills of Curtis; sons, Rusty (Shelly) Wills and Gary (Vivian) Wills, both of Curtis; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be at First United Methodist Church in Curtis, Jan. 8, 2012, 2:30 pm with the Rev. Lana Fong officiating.
Burial will follow in the Curtis Cemetery/
Visitation will be with the family present at Blase-Wetzel-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Curtis Saturday, Jan. 7, from 1- 5:00 p.m.
Memorials may be given to the Curtis Volunteer Fire Department, Curtis United Methodist Church or the Wellfleet United Methodist Church. To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com