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Lela J. Will, 91

November 23, 2012

Lela J. Will, 91, of New Bremen died at 1:23 a.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at the Heritage Manor Nursing Center, Minster.  

She was born on July 28, 1921, in Liberty Township in Mercer County.  

She was the daughter of Lewis J. and Addie M. (Alt) Bauer.  

On Aug. 29, 1953, she married Elmer Will who preceded her in death on Sept. 30, 2011.  

Survivors include her daughter Peggy (Mark) Kitzmiller of New Bremen; granddaughters Amberly (Ryan) Tinnerman of New Bremen and Melissa (Brian) Brussell of Minster; her great-grandchildren Brennan, McKenna, Grayson and Bennett Tinnerman; and her sister Pauline (Carroll “Joe”) Cully of Celina.  

She was preceded in death by an infant brother.

Mrs. Will was a member of the Church of the Holy Redeemer in New Bremen.  She was a homemaker her entire life.  She enjoyed playing the guitar and had hand painted Baptismal clothes for the church.  

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m.  Wednesday at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen with Rev. Thomas Mannebach officiating.  

Burial will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery in New Bremen.  

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the church memorial fund or to the Epilepsy Foundation.  

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