James Howard Wille

August 2, 1938 ~ April 22, 2021 (age 82)


James Howard Wille, age 82, of Ripon, passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at Prairie Place Assisted Living in Ripon, WI. Jim was born on August 2, 1938 in Ripon, the son of Carl and Hattie Wille. He graduated from Ripon High School, Class of 1956. Jim was united in marriage to Jean Skeris on September 30, 1961 at Our Saviour’s UCC Church in Ripon, WI. He served his country in the US Army National Guard. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and snowmobiling and loved spending time with his wife, Jean, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Jim is survived by his dear wife, Jean, two daughters: Deborah (Ricky) Prellwitz of Ripon, and Sharon (Stephen) Wille Padnos of Essex Junction, VT; son, Richard (Diane) Wille of Beaverton, OR; grandchildren: Stephanie, Danielle, Nikki, Amanda, Ashley, Alyssa and Jacob; great grandchildren: Aaliyah, Jayden, Damian Jr., Nyasia, Saryana, Kayden, Rylee, and Lucas; and many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Susan Wille; and a brother.    

A Celebration of Life for Jim will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at Divine Passage Funeral Home, 175 N Douglas Street in Ripon with Chaplain Evan Stark officiating. Family and friends may visit at the funeral home from 10:00am until the time of the service. Full Military Honors will be held immediately after. A private Interment will be held at Knollwood Cemetery in Manitowoc on a later date. Divine Passage Funeral Home is assisting the Wille family during this difficult time.

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April 27, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Divine Passage
175 N Douglas Street
Ripon, WI 54971

Funeral Service
April 27, 2021

11:00 AM

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