Julie Elaine Wills, 49
Julie Elaine Wills (nee Dricken), 49, of Menasha, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, following an 18-month battle with Multiple Myeloma.
She was born May 12, 1961, in West Bend, the daughter of Dennis and Joan (nee Dyken) Dricken.
Julie married Richard "Rick" Wills on Dec. 26, 1987. She loved Rick deeply and together they overcame many trials.
Julie was a strong-willed, passionate person who lit up every room with her vibrant and beautiful smile. She was artistic and creative, making life her canvas. While she conquered many obstacles, Julie still found the time to enjoy life. There were many interests and hobbies to occupy her time, but more than anything, Julie delighted spending time with her family and friends. She especially enjoyed times at her parents’ cottage in Laona – many fond, childhood memories will live upon the shores of Silver Lake.
Survivors include her husband, Rick; three daughters, Abigale (Tom), Maddie and Chloe; her parents, Dennis and Joan Dricken of West Bend; her sister, Jody (Mike) Kappler of West Bend; a brother, Jay Dricken of West Bend; her inlaws, Doug and Betty Wills of West Bend; Julie (Carl) Horn of Salem; Chris (Julie) Wills of Wauwatosa; and numerous other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her grandparents.
A memorial service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 7th Avenue and Elm Street in West Bend, on Saturday, Feb. 12, visitation at 12:30 p.m. and a memorial service at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Multiple Myeloma Fo u n d at i o n , www.themmrf.org or Trinity Lutheran Church.
Westgor Funeral Home, 1140 Appleton Road, Menasha is serving the family. Online condolences at www.westgorfuneralhomes. com.
The family would like to thank The Oncology Department at the Appleton Medical Center, Froedtert Medical College and especially the Affinity Home Health and Hospice for the exceptional comfort and care they offered at the end.