Carl E. Wills
Date of Birth
March 21, 1932
Ashland, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
April 18, 2020
Lincoln, Nebraska
Graveside Service

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 ~ 2:00 p.m.
Ashland Cemetery ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Military Honors by U.S. National Guard & American Legion #129

*Live streaming available on Marcy Mortuary Facebook page.


In Care of the Family for Future Designation

Carl E. Wills, 88, of Lincoln, NE, entered into rest on Saturday, April 18, 2020 in Lincoln, NE.  He was born March 21, 1932 in Ashland, NE to Edwin and Ruth (Bargar) Wills.  Carl graduated from Ashland High School in 1950, then later from SCC in Milford.  He served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard during the Korean War until he was honorably discharged in 1955.  On September 21, 1957, he was united in marriage to Darlene Moravec at First Christian Church in Ashland, NE.

Carl was an electronics teacher at Southeast Community College in Milford for 28 years.  He was a member of American Legion #129.  Woodworking was Carl’s passion and he also enjoyed gardening.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Darlene Wills; children, Craig (Carol Knowles) Wills of Acton, MA, Kevin Wills of Omaha, NE, Jodi (Chuck) Kant of Lincoln, NE, Sue (Jason) Graff of Lincoln, NE; grandchildren, Mitchell Wills, Jacob (Jordan) Graff, Laurel Wills and Sydney Graff; great-grandchild, Brecken Graff; many nieces, nephews and sisters-in-law.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Ruth Wills; sister, Alice Hanson.

Condolences for Carl E. Wills
  1. Darlene Todd
    • April 20, 2020 - 9 months ago

    Darlene, I am so sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed the times when we were together. My prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Larry & Kathy Graff
    • April 20, 2020 - 9 months ago

    We are so very sorry to hear about Carl. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  3. Maury&Jenel (Hanson) Roges
    • April 20, 2020 - 9 months ago

    So sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  4. Christine Shield
    • April 21, 2020 - 9 months ago

    Darlene and family, I’m very sorry for your loss. You were good friends of my parents, Louis and Elaine.

  5. Bob Redler
    • April 21, 2020 - 9 months ago

    Sorry for your loss. Carl was my teacher and a co-worker. I always enjoyed him.

  6. Pat Etherton
    • April 21, 2020 - 9 months ago

    My sympathy and prayers are with the Wills family.
    We lived across the street from 1965-1973. Carl and Darlene and their children were great neighbors. Carl was so talented at woodworking and Darlene made such beautiful cakes. I was glad I was able to watch the live-streamed service today.

  7. Kit (Geistlinger) Landkamer
    • April 21, 2020 - 9 months ago

    Carl was a wonderful instructor and friend. He was tough as nails as a lab instructor but really was a great person. He traveled to ft. Collins with my class, I bought furniture from you both when I started working at the college and needed to furnish my apartment and was honored to received one of his amazing wooden fish puzzles, that I still have. I have wondered many a time about Carl since I quit teaching and missed his visits to campus. So glad to have known him. Sorry for your loss.

  8. Ken & Bev Reinsch
    • April 21, 2020 - 9 months ago

    My husband and I worked with Carl at SCC-Milford for many years. He was such a nice man and we really enjoyed seeing some of his wordworking expertise. Lean on Jesus at this time. He’s always there with open arms. Thoughts and prayers to the Wills’ family.

  9. Lyle Neal
    • April 22, 2020 - 9 months ago

    I was a colleague of Carl’s and frequently sat at the same table during our institutional coffee break at SCC Milford. You never had to wonder what Carl’s position was on any topic. Carl would make it perfectly clear. Carl was the Master TV diagnostician at the college. He fixed several of my TVs. Carl was loved by his students and knew they were close to getting it if Carl chided them in their effort. Wonderful man and left a lasting legacy in touching students lives.

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