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“My Sincere Condolences to Gwen & the rest of the Family Red was a Great friend of mine ,as we worked both worked together on the Open Frame...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Donald Borkowicz - Sarasota,Fl, FL

“My sincere condolences to the entire family. I did not know Red, but remember fondly Mike and Linda Walker from their days in Kenosha. My thoughts...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Becky Nichols

“I'm so sorry to hear about Red's passing - I enjoyed his warm and engaging personality and will remember him in my prayers. ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: James Whitmore

“I am very sorry. Although I did not know Red real well, the several times I spoke with him he was a very nice person. I have both Red and you Gwen...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Bruce Brandenburg

“So sorry to hear about Red I remember both him and Gwen from my visits back east and as a kid. May he RIP ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Kathy Hatcher (Ragan)

“I'm so sorry to hear about your dad, Amy. Good parents are a special gift from the Lord. Olivia would always share her "Red" stories with me and we'd...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Wendy Brunson


Red Willms, age 79 of Wausaukee, passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, March 23, 2017 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay. Red was born in Milwaukee on October 30, 1937, the son of the late Earl and Sophie (Szalanski) Willms. He graduated from South Milwaukee High School, and for many years worked as a blacksmith at Milwaukee Forge on Milwaukee's south side. On June 1, 1957, Red married Gwen Walker, who had also grown up in Milwaukee. The couple made their home together in Milwaukee Red's retirement. At that time they moved to Oak Creek until their dream came true – an opportunity to move to Wisconsin's Northwoods. They have resided in rural Marinette County for the past several years. Red loved the outdoors, loved to putter around his property, and loved being with family and friends. He is survived by his wife: Gwen Willms of Wausaukee; a daughter: Amy (Troy) Zacharias of Hollandtown and their children Amanda, Zack, and Kaitlyn; two brothers: Roger (Linda) Willms of Oak Creek and Richard (Judy) Willms of Crivitz; a sister-in-law: Carol Willms of Milwaukee; and two brothers-in-law: Mike (Linda) Walker of Cadiz, Kentucky and Melvin (Betty) Walker of Sevierville, Tennessee. Red was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Robert Willms, a brother-in-law Gary Walker, and a sister-in-law Janetta (Daniel) Swessel. A memorial service for Red will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, March 27, 2017, at the Wichmann Funeral Home, Tri County Chapel, 1592 Oneida Street in Menasha. Rev. Paul Holte of St. Paul Lutheran Church will officiate. Family and friends are invited to gather at the funeral home on Monday morning from 11:00 AM until the time of the service.