Jean Gertrude Wills, age 88, of Detroit Lakes, MN, passed away on Sunday, October 8, 2017, at Essentia Health-Oak Crossing Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. A funeral service will be at 12:30 pm on Friday, October 13, 2017, at David Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, with a time of gathering one hour prior. She will be laid to rest beside her husband at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date.
Jean was born on December 26, 1928, to Adolph and Gertrude (Worms) Finneseth in Calio, ND. She was united in marriage to James F. Wills on July 13, 1953, in Moorhead, MN, and to that union three children were born.
Jean was a wonderful mother and housewife. She loved playing Bingo. Jean had an amazing sense of humor and was loved by many. Jean was an active lifelong member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary.
She is survived by her children, Jimmy (Zeny) Wills, Jeannette (Steve) Bellew, and Janette Alfstad; a sister, Shirley Kitsch; a brother, Bob Finneseth; grandchildren: Jessica Perrine, Joel Wills, Jean Wills, and Jazz Wills; a sister-in-law, Marilyn Finneseth; and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Adolph and Gertrude; her husband, Jim Wills, sisters, Lorraine (Harold) Morley, and Marian (Darwin) Rott; brothers, Ted, Palmer, and Jack Finneseth; a brother-in-law, Jim Kitsch; and a grandson, Ronnie Perrine.