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Diane Will

December 30, 1937 — March 6, 2015

Diane Marie Will 77 of Harcourt died Friday, March 6, 2015 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home in Fort Dodge.  As her request, there will be no services.  Private burial will be held at a later date.

Diane Marie Will was born December 30, 1937 in Fort Dodge, IA to Ralph and Thelma (Peterson) Anderson. She grew up in the Boxholm area and graduated from Boxholm High School in 1955.  She was united in marriage to Charles Will on June 12, 1956 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boxholm. To this union two children were born, Mike and Peggi.  Diane worked at the Gowrie Veterinary Clinic and taught piano lessons in her home for many years.  Diane returned to school and received her Associate  of Arts degree in Nursing at Iowa Central Community College in 1974.  She worked for Dr. Sear and Dr Stitt for several years and then worked for Wolfe Eye Clinic.

Diane was her church organist for over 50 years, first at Trinity Lutheran in Boxholm and later at Faith Lutheran in Harcourt. She enjoyed flowers and she especially loved her dogs.

She is survived by her children; Mike Will of Payton and Peggi (Dan) Fortune of Duncombe, four grandchildren, Jared and Lindsay Will and Curtis and Nicholas Fortune and two great grandchildren, Payton and Caleb.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother William.  Memorials are preferred to the Ronald McDonald House and the Animal Shelter.

Historic Bruce Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.  Online condolences may be directed to

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