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“Dearest Sandy, we are so sad to hear of Willie's passing. We just returned from AZ & feel so bad we were not able to attend his service. He was a...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Diane Verrier - Appleton, WI

“Very sorry for the lost of your loved one May God the hearer of prayers comfort you during this difficult time and give you strength. 2 cor. 1:4 ”
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“It with the deepest sadness that I have learned of the passing of Willie Edwards. Willie was not only a good friend, he was also a mentor to me as I...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: T Lee - Appleton, WI - Friend

“Please accept my dearest and heartfelt sympathy; I am so sorry for your great loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: A friend

“May the God of all comfort strengthen the entire family during this time of sorrow. Those who have died, God keeps in his memory because they are...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: T V

“Where do I begin; football, basketball, baseball teammate, partners in Halloween "shenigans," dances at the Roof garden, Cruises on the 1884 queen...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Tery Osgerby - Spirit Lake, IA

William “Willie” Edwards, 70, was called to his heavenly home on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at home surrounded by his family. Willie was born on January 1, 1948 to Floyd and Marguerite (Watson) Edwards at home in Spirit Lake, Iowa. On June 10, 1988 he was united in marriage to Sandy (Surdell) Boettcher. Willie worked for American Can for over 30 years retiring in 2008. After retirement they spent summers on Lake Winnebago or at their trailer in Door County. They loved spending winters in Florida and have built many wonderful friendships. He was an avid fisherman, Packer and Badger fan. Willie loved golfing and would play, watch or read about it any chance he could get. He took great pride in his yard and often enjoyed watching the numerous eagles and other wildlife that spent time there. Willie always put others first and enjoyed helping everyone. Willie was a member of Bethany Ev. Lutheran Church. He was also a long standing member of Ducks Unlimited. Willie is survived by his wife Sandy, children; Eric Edwards, Cara Edwards, Jodi (Rick) Stark, Perri (Vicki) Boettcher, grandchildren; Ashley Stark, Garrett (fiancé Sarah)Stark, Isabella Boettcher, Alaina Hansteadt, and Brady Hansteadt, siblings; Tom (Tootie) Edwards, Robert Edwards, and Leanne Smith, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister LaDonna . The memorial service for Willie will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 3:00 PM at BETHANY EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, 530 W. Parkway, Appleton, with Rev Mark Henke officiating. A time of visitation will be held on Saturday from 1:00 PM until the time of service at the church. Online condolences may be expressed at The family would like to thank Theda Care at Home Hospice, especially Lorraine and Home Instead Senior Care, especially Arty. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Bethany Ev. Lutheran Church, the Special Olympics or the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.