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.