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Eugene M. Wilhelm - 78

9/4/1936 - 7/1/2015

Colchester

Eugene M. Wilhelm, age 78 of Colchester, Illinois went home to his Lord at 9:11 am on July 1, 2015 at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, Illinois.
He was born on September 5, 1936 near Industry, Illinois to Justus Leo and Nancy Edna (Parker) Wilhelm.
Eugene first married Loydetta Hayes and she predeceased him.  Eugene and Sandra L. Leftridge were united in marriage on May 27, 1966, at the Disciple of Christ Christian Church in Macomb, Illinois and she survives in Colchester.
Also surviving to mourn his passage are three sons: Stephen (Hollie) Wilhelm of Dallas City, IL; Franklin (Thelma) Wilhelm of Newport, TN; Mark (Suzie) Wilhelm of Cosby, TN; Two Daughters: Penny (Jim) Pollock of Macomb, IL; Elizabeth (Tom) Duvall of Macomb, IL; 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; his brother Jerry (Merrye) Wilhelm, of New London, IA; nieces, nephews and children of his heart.
Eugene was preceded in death by his parents; sister Nancy Chenoweth; Daughter Connie Wilhelm, grandson Daniel Wilhelm, great-grandson Louis Wilhelm; nephew Eric Wilhelm, his paternal and maternal grandparents.
Eugene was a member The Crossing Church in Macomb, IL; Gold Wing Road Riders; American Motorcycle Assoc. He was a past Girl Scout and Boy Scout Leader. He was also a past member of the Colchester Fire Department and the Colchester Lions Club. He volunteered at The Crossing Food Pantry.
Eugene has been employed by the City of Colchester, NTN-Bower Manufacturing and Yetter Manufacturing.
He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, gardening, volunteering, enjoyed a good joke, visiting with family and friends and dancing with Sandy.
The funeral will be 10;30 A.M., Friday, July 10, 2015 at Jones Mortuary in Colchester, Illinois, with Rev. Timm Harting.  Burial will follow the services at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester.  The family will Celebrate his Life and  meet with friends from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, July 9, 2015 at the Funeral Home.  Friends may sign the register book at the funeral home after 8:00 A.M. Wednesday.  Cremation rites have been recorded. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Colchester Fire Department or Illinois Cancer Care Foundation.  To view the full obit or leave condolences visit online at jonesmortuaryfh.com.

Celebration of Life:

6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday July 9th at the Funeral Home

Celebration of Life:

10:30 A.M. Friday, July 10th at the Funeral Home

10 Comments

  • Jo Ella Williams

    on 07/02/15

    My condolences to you Sandy and the family for your loss. May God wrap you in His arms and keep you thru this difficult time. You have a wonderful family and lots of friends who are nearby, if you need them. God bless!
  • Ken and Lisa Coghill

    on 07/02/15

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family during this difficult time. May God be with you all.
  • Kristen Conrad

    on 07/03/15

    Dear Penny, Liz and family, Just wanted you to know that your whole Make Fit Happen family is thinking of you and sending prayers during this difficult time. We are all so sorry for your loss.
  • Ben and Sandy Nash and family

    on 07/03/15

    We are praying for all of you. So sorry for your loss but are thankful that you will once again see him in heaven. The Nash's
  • Judy and Noel Oliver

    on 07/03/15

    Our sincere sympathy to all of Gene's family at this sad time . Our thoughts and prayers with you, his smile will be in your hearts forever .
  • Judy and Noel Oliver

    on 07/03/15

    Our sincere sympathy to all of Gene's family at this sad time . Our thoughts and prayers with you, his smile will be in your hearts forever .
  • Ken and Janet Nicholas

    on 07/03/15

    Our prayer and thoughts are with the family. Time on earth is short. But eternity is indefinite. Gene is now in GODS hands. Until we meet again. May GOD bless all of you!
  • Peggy Lutz

    on 07/03/15

    My thoughts and prayers to the family.
  • Mike &Norma Smith

    on 07/05/15

    Sorry for your loss.
  • Gary and Marcia Stiller

    on 07/06/15

    Sandy, Penny,Liz and Family. Sorry to hear of your loss, you are a wonderful family and loved so much. Our thoughts, prayers and hugs surround you.

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