Tribute for 6 Willis children killed 20 years ago

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November 8, 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the fiery van crash near Milwaukee that claimed the lives of the six youngest children of Rev. Scott and Janet Willis of Chicago.

Their second son, Toby Willis and Toby’s wife, Brenda, now have 12 children of his own who have formed an Irish music band known as “The Willis Clan.”

In August, the band performed   at Irishfest in Milwaukee, and the entire family, now 34 grandkids strong, surprised the audience with a thank you video for all the first responders who tried to desperately to save Ben, Joe, Sam, Hank, Elizabeth, and Pete.

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2 comments

  • Dorothy Hays

    I lived in Oconoowoc at that time and remember so well when this accident happened and have prayed for this family since that day, Now to have met them and heard their wonderful music , it brings joy to my heart.