Photo courtesy of Gearty-Delmore - Robbinsdale Chapel - Robbinsdale

Henry Joseph Wills

Sep 16, 2005 - Feb 7, 2020 (Age 14)

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Prayers now~ Grief is a journey...and the days ahead will be sad. I learned sadness is not a weakness. Tears are healthy and healing. Drink lots of water

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Although we havent seen Henry recently, our favorite memory of Henry is going to Cherry Berry when he was younger with Julia, Joe and Rylee. He really enjoyed the frozen yogurt. Our deepest condolences, Kim, Buck and Rylee Riesgraf

I didn't know Henry nor his family, but reading the words of encouragement and condolences I can tell Henry was a well loved young man! I pray for comfort and strength in your time of sorrow. May his little soul rest well

May the passing of time bring some peace to your hearts as you deal with this sudden loss of Henry and may you take comfort in knowing a new angel is watching over you. Sending you hugs and prayers.

Joe and Christy - although i never met Henry, i heard many stories from the Knutsons, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Joe: As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Rose and I cant express our sadness with your loss. We have become close friends and although I never had the pleasure to meet Henry the fact that he was your son I know he was just the best. I love you buddy and will do anything for you. I pray you find peace soon with your loss.

Our thoughts and payers are with you, so sorry for your loss.

The Primmer family sends our sympathy and prayers on your very sad loss.


Henry's Obituary

Henry Joseph Wills, age 14, of Brooklyn Park, MN, passed away unexpectedly on February 8, 2020. Preceded in death by his Pappy Gene Wills, Henry will be cherished and forever missed by his loving parents, Joe and Christy, sisters Megan and Julia, and grandparents Kathy and Connie Till, Chester and Jane Hix, and Virginia Wills, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, teachers, caregivers, and Bailey, his service dog and special best friend. Henry's life will be passed on to others through organ donation. When you pray for Henry and his family, please also remember those who will have a part in carrying on his spirit here on earth. 

Henry was everybody’s buddy. He was a sunny and exceptional young man, born with more health challenges than is fair. Yet autism, ocular albinism, epilepsy, ankle issues, and scoliosis never slowed this kid down. He hardly stopped to sleep!  Henry was known for his brilliant smile, sweet kisses, silly laugh, and love of stuff that all boys love: playing with legos, watching videos, snuggling with Mom, sharing snacks with Bailey, going to the park, eating french fries with sriracha mayo, and shopping at Menards with his Dad. Henry especially loved school and all of his teachers, so much so that breaks and vacations often got difficult for the family as Henry was impatient to get back to learning. Henry knew lots of verses to lots of songs. His recent favorite was “Sunshine on My Shoulders.” And now we know that sunshine can make us cry. 

We will celebrate our dear Buddy’s life at a service at 10:00a.m. on Thursday, February 13, 2020, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 9100 93rd Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN. The visitation will precede the funeral on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 from 6:00 – 8:00pm at Gearty Delmore in Robbinsdale.  Instead of sending flowers, please consider honoring Henry's memory by giving to Pawsitivity Service Dogs, the wonderful organization that picked and trained Bailey to be Henry's service dog and best friend. 

Please visit: https://www.pawsitivityservicedogs.com/honoringhenry.

A special thank you to the nurses and doctors at HCMC for the loving care they provided.

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