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Leslie (Deac) Corwin, 86 - January 04, 2012


Leslie “Deac” Corwin Wills, 86, of Curtis, died Jan. 4, 2012, at Madonna in Lincoln.
Visitation will be held with the family present from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at Blase-Wetzel-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Curtis.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, at First United Methodist Church in Curtis with the Rev. Lana Fong officiating.
Burial will follow in the Curtis Cemetery.
He was born Oct. 13, 1925, in Wellfleet; son of Charleton Corwin and Martha May (Sypher) Wills.
He grew up in the Wellfleet and Maywood area. He attended school in Maywood graduating in 1943. He played football and worked in the creamery and grocery store. He also worked for the county road department while he lived by Stockville and farmed. He enjoyed working on cars in John Verson’s Garage in Maywood. He also worked in Curtis at Hall Motors in the garage.
Wills married Fern M. Russell on Nov. 26, 1952. They had a double wedding with best friends Hilda and Gus Wolgamott in Curtis Parsonage, Curtis. To this union two daughters and two sons were born: Monte Marie, Sandra Lynn, Russell Corwin and Gary Merle.
In 1968 Wills left the garage and was the first custodian at Medicine Valley High School. He really enjoyed all the kids, family members said. He then left the High School to drive the bus for Maywood Schools for 10 years. He enjoyed going to ball games, his children, grandchildren and his animals, sheep, dogs and cats. He was a volunteer fireman for over 25 years and a member of the United Methodist Church.
Wills was preceded in death by: his parents; two sisters—Irene Parker and Ella Mae Worley; in-laws Benjamin and Ellen Russell; cousins Blanch Gardner, Doris Klein, Lily Hunt and Edith Temple.
He is survived by: his wife Fern Marie Wills; daughters—Monte (Val) Kotrous of Houston, TX; Sandy Wills of Curtis; sons—Rusty (Shelly) Wills and Gary (Vivian) Wills both of Curtis; eight grandchildren; three great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be given to the Curtis Volunteer Fire Department, Curtis United Methodist Church or the Wellfleet United Methodist Church. To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com.

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