Obituaries December 4, 2015 Mundwiler Funeral Home 0
Matthew Will, age 40, rural Milbank resident, died Thursday, December 3, 2015, after a long battle with sarcoma cancer.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 7, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. at Calvary Assembly of God in Milbank with Rev. John Hostettler and Rev. Clark Audiss officiating. Burial will follow in the Milbank City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, December 6, at Mundwiler Funeral Home in Milbank and will continue for one hour prior to the time of service at the church on Monday.
Casket bearers will be KC Blankenship, Calvin Musch, Darin Thiele, Jason Mielitz, Tony Smith, Michael Mielitz, and Brian Schneck. Honorary bearers include the Prairie Lakes Cancer Center and all of the kind caregivers from the University of Minnesota Hospital and Masonic Cancer Center.
Matthew Alan Will was born on October 22, 1975 in Milbank, SD to Richard and Elaine Will. He graduated from Grant-Deuel High School in 1994 and received specialized degrees in Diesel Technology from Lake Area Technical Institute in 1996.
Matthew was united in marriage with Sara Hilbrands on March 28, 2015. The couple lived on and operated Matthew’s family farm. They attended the Calvary Assembly of God Church in Milbank.
Matthew was a born farmer and lived on the same farm his entire life. He was a gifted mechanic and took pride in keeping his machinery in good repair. Matthew traveled extensively in the United States and also enjoyed vacations to Jamaica and Mexico. Matthew loved being outdoors, spending time with his family, and fishing.
Matthew is survived by his wife, Sara Will of Milbank; daughters, Mady Hilbrands and Rylynn Schmit, both of Milbank; son, Evan Erickson of Milbank; parents, Richard and Elaine Will of Milbank; sister, Elisabeth Will (Tony Smith) of St. Paul, MN; brothers, KC Blankenship of Cottage Grove, MN and Mike Blankenship of Watertown, SD; nieces, Kennedy Hilbrands and Savannah Blankenship; nephews, Cory Blankenship and Alex, Jaxton, and Gabe Hilbrands; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Otto and Loena Will of Milbank and Tom and Ellen Boever of Tekamah, Nebraska.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to The Karen Wyckoff Rein in Sarcoma Foundation: http://www.reininsarcoma.org/clone-donate-rein-sarcoma
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