March 29, 1956 - December 4, 2015


Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Robert M. Will, age 59, who died at his home on Friday, December 4, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. Cancer took his life after an exhausting series of chemotherapy treatments. Visitation will be from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, December 11, 2015 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Parish prayers will be at the funeral home on Friday at 4:00 p.m. Burial will be on Monday, December 14, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Waite Park.

Bob was born March 29, 1956 to Herman and Eunice (Zak) Will in Little Falls, MN. He married his high school sweetheart Nancy Sefkow, on December 27, 1975. They have three amazing daughters and four adorable grandsons. Bob has always been a very industrious individual able to fix almost anything and had a natural talent for music. He played a wide variety of instruments in a number of bands over the years and that musical talent was passed on to his children.

He began his working career as a carman for Burlington Northern Railroad where he worked for six years and then moved on to the Sartell Paper Mill. Bob worked there for over 30 years with most of that time spent in the power plant where he earned his Class A Chief’s License. He developed a passion for writing training material (CBT’s) and generating computer data in order to make everyone’s job easier. He most recently worked in the Power House at St. John’s University until he could no longer physically work.

Bob was a very patient, humorous and helpful individual with a huge capacity for bestowing those gifts on others. He is loved by many and will be greatly missed by all. His ability to turn sadness into laughter was unbelievable.

Bob is survived by his beloved wife Nancy of Sauk Rapids; daughters, Jessica Will of Burnsville, Julie (Corey) Willman of Sauk Rapids and Allison (Josh) Pelzer of Sauk Rapids; parents, Herman and Eunice Will of St. Cloud; sister, Kathy (Paul) Sad of St. Cloud, Karla (Kevin) Reil of Sauk Rapids; and grandsons, Brady and Grayson Willman, and Noah and John Pelzer.