Earl Will, 82, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away on July 13, 2015 at United General Hospital.
He was born on November 20, 1932 in Wishek, ND, the son of William & Amelia (Koth) Will. Earl was full blooded German, only speaking German until he was 13 when the family moved to Richey, Montana.
Earl was united in marriage to Joan Reed in 1952; he then served his country during the Korean Conflict with the U.S. Army, and was stationed in Germany where he was interpreter for his company commander. After his discharge he and Joan made their home and raised their family in Othello, WA where he was a heavy equipment operator for 30 years. After retirement they moved to Sedro-Woolley.
Earl is survived by his wife of 63 years, Joan; sons, Byron of Soap Lake, WA and Kyle of Granite Falls, WA; daughters, Brenda Lund of Clear Lake, WA and Kathy Uto of Pomeroy, WA; 2 brothers, Harold & Arden Will; 4 sisters, Laura Johnson, Leona Westman, LaVina Mitzel and Dyann McCrory; 8 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and endless friends.
Memorials are suggested to North Puget Cancer Care, 2000 Hospital Drive, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 2:00 PM at the Lemley Chapel in Sedro-Woolley. Private inurnment with Military Honors will be at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, WA.