Josephine M. Will (nee Daoust)


Josephine M. Will (nee Daoust), 96, of West Bend, passed away Friday, March 5, 2010, at Cedar Lake Health and Rehabilitation.

Josephine was born on May 15, 1913, to Omer and Louise (nee Fugere) Daoust in Nadeau, Mich. When she was 13 years old, her mother passed away and she took over the home and cared for her siblings. She married the late Anthony L. Will on May 29, 1934 in Suring.

She enjoyed flowers, bird watching, singing and dancing, especially square dancing along with baking for her children.

Josephine is survived by her children, Louise Andreys of West Bend, Dolores (Ronald) Kriefall of West Bend, Edward Will of Milwaukee, and “adopted son” Nick (Sharon) Exarhos of Las Vegas, Nev. She is further survived by her grandchildren, Frederick (Peggy) Kriefall, Robert (Dawn) Bogan, Heather Will, Louise (David) Unger, great-grandchildren Elizabeth and Melodie, Miranda, Marissa, Mia and Samantha, sister Claire VanSchyndel, brother Howard (Dorothy) Daoust, several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Anthony, infant great-grandson Steven William Unger, brothers Joseph, Leo and Clarence, sisters Rose and Rita.

A Mass of Christian burial will be on Thursday, March 11, 2010, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Church in Barton with Father Gerald Repenchek officiating. Interment to follow the Mass at Washington County Memorial Park. Visitation will be on Wednesday, March 10, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel of West Bend from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. with continued visitation on Thursday, March 11, at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Church from 10 a.m. until time of Mass (11 a.m.).

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family, 338-2050, www.phillipfuneralhome.com.