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.