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Darla M. Wills, 59

January 8, 2016
Traer Star-Clipper

Darla Marie Wills, 59, of Grundy Center, Iowa passed away on Friday, December 25, 2015 at Allen Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa, from complications of kidney disease, which she battled since 1976. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at the American Lutheran Church in Grundy Center. Burial will be held privately by the family.

Darla was born on July 12, 1956 in Waterloo, Iowa to her parents Fred and Lillian (Bartosh) Dostal. She graduated from Traer High School in the Class of 1974. She then went onto graduate from University of Northern Iowa and earned her Masters Degree in Education. Darla was a special education teacher for a total of 21 years at Dysart, Traer and East High Schools. She was united in marriage to Keith Wills on May 27, 1989 at the American Lutheran Church in Grundy Center.

Darla was a member of the American Lutheran Church. She loved to travel extensively within the country and abroad. She liked live theater and enjoyed hunting for bargains especially at flea markets. She enjoyed music especially the Blues, Jazz, early Rock-n-Roll and Country and Western. She was an avid collector of Coco-Cola and Betty Boop memorabilia, Santa's and penguin figurines. She enjoyed water aerobics, painting and growing and keeping Hostas. The Iowa Donor Network and organ donation was a cause close to her heart. Darla's true joy in life came from spending time with her family, especially her children and grandchildren.

Darla is survived by her mother Lillian Dostal; her husband Keith Wills; her children Jacob (Jackie) Towley and Sean Towley (Tracy Shapley), Austin (Caron) Wills, Sarah (Martin) Dake; her grandchildren ; her brothers; and her nieces. She was preceded in death by her father Fred; a brother and a niece.

 
 

 

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