Virginia Willms

Virginia Louise Willms, 94, formerly of Cedar Falls, passed away on Friday, May 3, 2024, at Creekside Living in Grundy Center under the care of Cedar Valley Hospice. 

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Monday, May 13, 2024, with visitation one hour prior at Prairie Lakes Church of Cedar Falls.  Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery of Dike.  Memorials may be directed to the Family for future designation and Condolences can be left at 

Virginia was born on April 11, 1930, in Cedar Falls, daughter of Walter and Iva (Childs) Hansen. She graduated from Cedar Falls High School in 1947 and married Edward Willms on June 12, 1949, at First United Methodist Church.  They lived in Cedar Falls, then moved to Dike for approximately 10 years before returning to Cedar Falls.  Edd passed away in 1993. 

Virginia was employed in secretarial positions by Iowa State Teacher’s College, Cedar Falls Utilities, Viking Pump and, finally, at J.S. Latta Co.  She was an active member of First Baptist Church most of her adult life and in her later years attended Trinity Bible Church.  Virginia believed in Jesus Christ as her Savior, and her faith and strong independence saw her through the many trials and triumphs of her long life!

Virginia is survived by a son, Larry (Joyce) Willms; daughter, Cherri (Alan) Hills; grandchildren: Kevin (Laura) Willms, Liz (Ryan) Hansen, Jennifer (Drew) Pederson and Lauren (Dustin) Deery; great-grandchildren: Kate, Matthew, Caroline, Maisie, Ellerie, Dakota, Rory, Jase, Crosby, and Aden; sisters and brothers-in-law, Darlene Willms, Gloria Willms, Charles Smoldt, Don (Joann) Willms, Dean (Mary) Willms; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Virginia in death were her parents; her husband; and an infant brother, Robert.


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