May 8, 1922 - August 9, 2011
Willard (Bill) Loring Daws was born to Ralph Thomas Daws and Lucy Pearl (Philson) Daws on May 8, 1922 at Randolph, NE and passed away August 9, 2011 at Fillmore County Hospital in Geneva, NE at the age of 89 years 3 months and 1 day. He was one of 15 children in the family, being the 13th child. Bill attended Randolph Public School, graduating from the 8th grade. He worked for farmers throughout his life. His last job was employment with West Brothers Construction until he retired. Bill met Darlene (Vodicka Johnson) while visiting his brother and niece in Fairmont. They were united in marriage on December 17, 1976 at St. Helena’s Catholic Church in Grafton, NE. He had a readymade family with 5 stepdaughters. Bill enjoyed gardening, walking, riding his 3 wheel bike, visiting, playing cards (especially Skip Bo), and teasing. He also was a big Husker fan! Bill is preceded in death by his parents, 10 brothers, 4 sisters, sister-in-laws, Donna Scheil and Linda Vodicka, and by a beloved grandson Scott Christian Garrigan. He is survived by his wife, Darlene Daws of Fairmont, stepdaughters and son-in-laws, Desiree (Chris) Bennett of Weatherford, TX, Renee (Chris) Sluka of Roseland, NE, LaRae (Don) Garrigan of Pacifica, CA, Charlene (Joseph) Magrini of Crystal Lake, IL, and Michelle (Brian) Drahota of Lincoln, NE. Granddaughters, Shilah Garrigan of Midland, TX and Whitney Drahota of Lincoln, NE, grandsons Seth Garrigan of Pacifica, CA, Ryan Sluka of Roseland, NE and Dominic Magrini of Crystal Lake, IL and numerous nieces and nephews. Services for Willard "Bill" Daws will be held Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Geneva, Nebraska. Rosary will be at 1:30 p.m. prior to the Funeral Mass at the Church. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday, at the Farmer & Son Funeral Home in Geneva. Burial will be in the Fairmont Public Cemetery. Memorials are directed to the Family.
Willard (Bill) Loring Daws was born to Ralph Thomas Daws and Lucy Pearl (Philson) Daws on May 8, 1922 at Randolph, NE and passed away August 9, 2011 at Fillmore County Hospital in Geneva, NE at the age of 89 years 3 months and 1 day. He was... View Obituary & Service Information
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