William E. Willmann, 88, of Saint Marys, died 9:25 P.M. Sunday, April 21, 2019, at the Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Minster.
He was born July 18, 1930, in Fort Recovery, Ohio, the son of Edward and Elva (Jones) Willmann.
He married Betty Rockwood on October 7, 1950, in Saint Marys; she preceded him in death on April 16, 2007.
He is survived by his two children: Christina (Paul) White of New Bremen; William (Vicki Meier) Willmann of Farmersville, Ohio.
He is also survived by his three grandchildren: Billie Jo (Wesley) Newsome; Amanda Scott; Amy (Jim) Berner; by eight great-grandchildren; by two great-great-grandchildren; by a brother, Harold (Ruth) Willmann of Fort Recovery.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Betty; a granddaughter Heather Willmann; his siblings: Marvin Willmann; Robert Willmann; Harry Willmann; Ruth Huelsman; Cleo Willmann and June Regedanz.
Bill was a veteran of the US Army, having served during the Korean War. He had worked at the Saint Marys Paper Mill, and retired from Goodyear Saint Marys. He and his wife, Betty, were also the custodians of Zion Lutheran Church for 25 years.
Bill was a life member of VFW Post 9289; FOE 767 and American Legion Post 323. He had worked Bingo nights at the Eagles and American Legion for many years.
Funeral rites will be held 10:30 A.M. Friday, April 26, 2019, at Zion Lutheran Church, Saint Marys, the Reverend Bill Maki, officiant. Burial, with military honors, will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens.
Friends may call from 4-8 P.M. Thursday at the Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home, 314 West High Street, Saint Marys, where memorial gifts may be given to Zion Lutheran Church.
Condolences may be sent to Bill’s family via Millerfuneralhomes.net