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Wilbur L. Willier
Wilbur L. Willier, 86, of Lancaster, Missouri died at the Schuyler County Nursing Home in Queen City, Missouri, where he had been a resident since September 14, 2007. The son of Schuyler Albert and Mabel Lillian (Lyons) Willier, he was born on March 23, 1921 in Davis County, Iowa.
On August 24, 1940, he was united in marriage to H. Maxine Dellinger in Kirksville, Missouri and to this union 4 children were born, Jeanie, Joanne, Jim and Nancy.
“Wib” was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Maxine on January 12, 1999; his daughter, Jeanie Cook on February 12, 2003; 3 brothers, Carl Willier in infancy, John Willier and Guy Willier; 1 sister, Eva Tewes; 2 sisters-in-law, Virginia Willier and Neoma Willier; and 1 brother-in-law, Ralph Tewes.
Survivors include his children, Joanne Spooner of Lancaster, Jim Willier and wife, Delores of Edina, and Nancy Smoot and husband, Dick of Kirksville; 11 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 5 great great grandchildren; 2 cousins, Dillion Lyons of Bloomfield, IA and Velda Howarth of Bloomfield, IA; 1 sister-in-law, Mary McCullough and husband, Bob of Hutley, IL; many nieces and nephews and other family members.
At the age of 19, “Wib” moved to Schuyler County, Missouri where he farmed for many years. he also worked road construction running heavy equipment. He was the County Assessor in Schuyler County during 1965 until 1969.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 5, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at the Norman Funeral Home in Lancaster, Missouri, Sonny Smyser, pastor of the Lancaster United Methodist Church in Lancaster, Missouri and Ralph Wheeler, pastor of the Church of God Holiness in Kirksville, Missouri officiated. Pallbearers were Mike Willier, Steve Tewes, Rob Cook, Gerry Willier, Quinten and Marie Smyser, Joe and Elaine Kramer and Sheri Steen. Burial was in the Ami Memorial Cemetery in Lancaster. Arrangements were under the direction of the Norman Funeral Home in Lancaster, Missouri.
Memorials have been established for the Church of God Holiness in Kirksville, Missouri.