Willard S. Julson, 92 of Brackett passed away on Friday, April 8, 2016 at Clairemont Nursing Home.

Willard was born September 17, 1923 to Alfred and Tena Julson. He was born and raised in Buffalo County, township of Dover, seven miles east of Gilmanton, WI in Bennett Valley.

Willard went to a one room school house with wood heat and no electricity. He was confirmed in upper Bennett Valley, where he lived for 25 years. Willard moved north of Spooner to Burnett County and had several properties, including lake properties, and also several farms throughout Buffalo, Trempealeau, and Eau Claire counties. Willard and his dad bought and sold horses and trucks in Montana and brought them back to Buffalo County. Willard was an outdoorsman who enjoyed trapping, hunting, and fishing in Burnett, Buffalo, and Eau Claire counties.

Willard is survived by his nephew, Gene Norby of Kingsman, AZ; two nieces, Janice (Bob) Hull of Missoula, MT, and Carol (Ron) Schultz of Sheboygan, WI; brother-in-law, Clarence Norby of Yuma, AZ; cousin, Gloria Hanvold of Pigeon Falls; close friend, Bill Johnson; and several other friends.

Willard was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Tena Julson.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 11:00 am at Smith Funeral Chapel with Sara Reed officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the funeral home on Tuesday. Burial will follow the service at Rest Haven Cemetery.


  1. One behalf of Lilah Eastzman Bill’s long time friend and the the Nuenke family Sharon, Ray, Lianna and Aaron, give our deepest sympathies for your loss. He will be missed especially by Lilah. He was a friend that helped her move and planted a tree for her. It is good that they were able to visit over the last year or so as their rooms were a short distance apart. Again our sympathies and prayer for your comfort.

  2. We will Miss Willard. He let us hunt his land for several years while we helped keep up his property. he was a great man and we will miss the great conversations with him.

  3. Wished I could have met you, however, didn’t get that chance, but hope you enjoyed the Christmas cards we sent over the years. And we lived so close.
    Your son you never got to met
    Dan Leland

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