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Gerald Willms

March 30, 1939 — March 5, 2021

Harrisville

Gerald G. Willms, age 81 of Harrisville, WI passed away Friday, March 5th, 2021 at his home.  He was born March 30, 1939 on the family farm in Caledonia, WI.  He was the 6th of 8 Children to Lester & Leona (Wolter) Willms.  Gerald married the love of his life, Judith Fregien, June 20, 1959 and were blessed with five children.

Gerald spent his early years attending Trinity Lutheran Church & School in Caledonia, where he was baptized, confirmed and married.  Gerald was a hard worker in the construction industry and enjoyed dartball league, horseshoes, ice-fishing and hunting.  In 1980, Gerald and Judy moved their life to Wesfield, WI.

Gerald is survived by his wife of 61 years, Judith; five children, Dawn (Michael) Hugg, Cheryl Melville, Jeffrey (Christine) Willms, Christine (Christopher) Vogt, and Gail (Douglas) Persich; thirteen grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; sisters, June Kah, Bernice (Bud) Gorecki, and Judy (Roger) Londo; sister-in-law, Maria Willms and brother, Russell (Betsy) Willms; many other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Shirley (Raymond) Wagner and Betty (Wilbur) Petzke; brother, Ronald Willms; brother-in-law, John Kah; grand-daughter, Caitlyn; great grand-daughter, Madison and son-in-law, Brian Melville.

A memorial service for Gerald will be held on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Harrisville with Rev. Blaine Niskanen officiating.  Inurnment will be in Harrisville Cemetery at a later date.  A visitation will be held on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of service at the church.  For the safety of everyone, social distancing and masks will be required at church.

His children would like to thank all who have helped out with property maintenance and check-in visits by neighbors, friends and family.

Please take a moment to view the online Tribute Wall.  Send your condolences or share a memory of Gerald with his family & friends.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Saturday, March 20, 2021

9:30 - 11:00am (Central time)

St. John's Lutheran Church, Harrisville

, Westfield, WI 53964

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Memorial Service

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

St. John's Lutheran Church, Harrisville

, Westfield, WI 53964

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Luncheon

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Harrisville Sportsmen's Club Community Center

5079 County Rd G, Grand Marsh, WI 53936

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