LaRae Willis


May 22, 1960 - December 23, 2020


LaRae Willis, 60, of Mitchell, SD, died Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at her home in Mitchell. A private family funeral service will be held at Bittner Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at Turtle Mountain Cemetery in Souris, ND. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

LaRae Ann Willis was born on May 22, 1960, along with her twin brother, Lyle, to Ralph and Nira (Papenfuss) Fredericksen in Grafton, ND. LaRae grew up and graduated high school in Grafton. In 1980 she moved, living in multiple states including North Dakota, South Dakota, and Arizona. Moving gave her the opportunity to have numerous occupations, from being a chef to medical biller, all of which she enjoyed.

On July 19, 1980 LaRae was united in marriage to Doyle Willis in Souris, ND.

LaRae was a devoted wife, mother, and homemaker. She was also a social butterfly, and could start a conversation with anyone she met.  

LaRae is survived by her husband, Doyle; son, Michael of Chinook, WA; and brother, Lyle (Donna) Fredericksen.

She is preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Charles and Rodney.


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Turtle Mountain Cemetery
Souris, ND

Posted by Jennifer Fredericksen on January 2, 2021
Uncle Doyle and cousin Michael,
I'm sorry you are going through this. Prayers to both of yoir aching hearts. I know this is not easy. If you need me i am here for all of you. Love you Aunt LaRae. You were an amazing out going person. Going to miss you so much.
Posted by Denise Papenfuss on January 1, 2021
My deepest sympathy to Doyle and Michael in the loss of LaRae. She was a very special part of our family. May you have memories of LaRae that make you smile through the tears, and find strength in all who surround you with support and love. God Bless.
Posted by Orpha Burkhartsmeier on December 30, 2020
My sincere sympathy. She was a special lady and will be missed. 2020 has not been kind to many.
Posted by Carmen (Aasheim) Welscher on December 30, 2020
So sorry to hear of your wife's passing, Doyle. We'll keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Linda Brandvold wyman on December 30, 2020
Doyle and Michael, my condolences to you both in the loss of LaRae. Hugs and prayers❤️🙏🏻❤️
Posted by Wendy Liberty on December 30, 2020
So sorry. Sending prayers and hugs to you both.
Posted by Betty (Herslip) Meyer on December 30, 2020
Doyle & Micheal
I am so sorry to read of your wife & mother's passing. Losing a loved one is never easy but seems more difficult during a Holiday season.we will keep you in our prayers
Posted by Lisa French on December 30, 2020
So sorry to hear of LaRae passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I will miss her...
Posted by Shelley Bowers on December 29, 2020
I was sorry to hear about LaRae. Condolances to the family.
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