On February 20, 1940, Willis was united in marriage to Lottie Fern Ricketts. Willis was a farmer and raised his family on the land he purchased in 1947 in Franklin Township of Appanoose County Iowa.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Bill Brown and his wife Pat of Plano, Iowa and Larry Brown and his wife Sue of Jerome, Iowa; two sisters,
Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, June 1, 2008 at 2:00 PM at the Schmidt Family Funeral Home in
Memorials can be made to the Mercy Hospice. The Schmidt Family Funeral Home of Centerville, Iowa is caring for the Brown family at this time.