LaRae Willis

May 22, 1960-Dec. 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 Ceme-

tery in Souris, ND. Ar-

rangements by Bittner

Funeral Chapel.

LaRae Ann Willis was

born on May 22, 1960,

along with her twin broth-

er, 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 op-

portunity to have

numerous occupations,

from being a chef to medi-

cal biller, all of which she


On July 19, 1980 LaRae

was united in marriage to

Doyle Willis in Souris,


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)


She is preceded in

death by her parents and

brothers, Charles and


Bittner Funeral Chapel,

805 W. Havens Ave.,

Mitchell, S.D.