Skip Will
Skip Will
Jan. 4, 1930-March 9, 2017

DELPHOS — Melford James “Skip” Will, 87, of Delphos passed away on Thursday at Cleveland Clinic.

He was born Jan. 4, 1930, in Delphos to Robert and Elizabeth (Sendelbach) Will, who preceded him in death. He was united in marriage to Nancy Morris on Oct. 27, 1951; she survives in Delphos.

He is also survived by three children, Pam (Dick) Oder, Jim (Mary-Ann) Will and Laura (Stuart) Payne; a sister, Irma Ricker; six grandchildren, Kim (Jeff) Bates, John, Anne, and William Payne, and Hannah and Olivia Will; and five great-grandchildren, Kylie, Kayla, and Kelsey Bates and Noah Will.

He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Elmer, Don “Tack” and Merle Will; and three sisters, Ruth Raines, Esther Lemke and Melba Jane Ellerbrock.

He had attended Trinity United Methodist Church and was a past member of The Delphos Country Club. He was owner of the Carriage Inn from 1978-95 and had also worked at Fruehauf for 15 years and delivered mobile homes for 10 years.

Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, with viewing one hour prior to the service at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. Pastor Rich Rakay will officiate. Burial will be at a later date.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Delphos Relay for Life or Sarah Jane Living Center Activities Department.

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