Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

George Edward Willman

George Edward Willman, age 89, of Shelby, died Thursday, December 20, 2018 at his home.

George was born February 22, 1929 in St. Stephens, Ohio, he was the son of the late Aloysius and Margareta (Hofmann) Willman. George was a carpenter all his life. He worked for Pennsylvania Railroad as a bridge builder and later retired in 1986 from Copperweld in Shelby after 35 years of service. He was also the former owner of Tucker Car Wash.

George was a former volunteer for Meals on Wheels and his hobbies included restoring tractors, fishing, and playing cards. He was a self-taught jack of all trades who constantly learned new skills throughout his life that allowed him to be able to fix anything.  He was a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church and Shelby Knights of Columbus Council 1968.

George was a great family man and was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Alice M. (Alt) Willman, whom he wed on May 24, 1952. Also surviving are 7 children: David Willman of Shelby, Sr. Alice Marie (Judy) Willman, SND, of Toledo, Christine (David) DeVito of Shelby, Mary Louise (Michael) Rietschlin of Shiloh, Edward (Lorie) Willman of Shelby, Benedict (Felicia) Willman of Mansfield, and Barbara (Michael) Mascolo of Wadsworth; 11 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and a sister in law: Donna Willman. In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Willman, and a sister, Mary Theresa Burns.

Family and friends are welcome on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the PENWELL TURNER FUNERAL HOME, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where a rosary will be recited 3:45 pm. Funeral mass will be held on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 10 am at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 29 West Street, Shelby with Fr. Chris Mileski celebrating. Burial will follow in Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church or St. Mary School.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Ann Imhoff says:

    Alice and family
    So sorry for your loss. My Prayers are with you

  2. Barb nelson says:

    Oh Ed and Lorie and family we are so sorry to hear this! Know that prayers and thoughts are with you and your Family love Tammy and Bobbyjo

  3. Fr. Jim Sanford says:

    I am so sorry to hear about George. I will keep him in my prayers. He was a very faithful man of God.
    Alice, you’re in my prayers too.
    – Fr. Jim

  4. Bob and Cindy Kelley says:

    Dear Alice, Chris, and Dave. So sorry to hear about George. Prayers and blessings for all of your families.

  5. Bob Conley says:

    We are too far away to attend by George will be in tonight’s prayers. A really good man.

  6. Judy Caporini says:

    Hugs and prayers for all…

  7. Clem and Kathy Kanney says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.

  8. Janice Alt says:

    My Sincere Condolences to Alice and Family. My prayers are with you.

  9. Emily (Hohenbrink) Christy says:

    Prayers for all the family, always difficult to let go… Mary, special hug for you and your mom! ❤️

  10. Fred Studer says:

    To Alice and family, so sorry for your loss. George will be gone but not forgotten. I remember a lot of card nights with mom and dad. May God Bless and Keep You and Yours Always in Jesus Name. Fred……..

  11. Susan Alt says:

    My deepest condolences – Blessed Be – Susan

  12. Darrell and Marilyn Shepherd says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss to all of the Willman family. You are all in our prayers

    Darrell and Marilyn

  13. Debbie August-Keene says:

    I am Heart Broken for the loss of Dear George.

  14. Debra Keene says:

    To Alice and Chris and all the Members of George’s Family. I am Truly Heart Broken for the Passing of George. I Send my Prayers to you All! I’m Happy Knowing though that George is with Our Heavenly Father and at Peace!

  15. John and Donna Rietschlin says:

    Our heartfelt condolences to the entire Willman family. Please be assured of our prayers at this time.
    John and Donna Rietschlin

  16. Paul V Coleman family says:

    We celebrate with George’s family his eternal happiness. A lifelong friend
    whom we hope to be with in eternity.

  17. Kelly Long says:

    Deepest condolences Chris and family on your dad’s passing. He was a sweet man and will be missed. Sending big hugs to you . Kelly, Darren and girls

  18. Jane and Greg Butler says:

    Please accept our deepest condolences in this time of loss. We will be praying for your family during this difficult time.

  19. Julie Geer says:

    Chris and family,

    Heartfelt condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.

  20. Sue & Bob Stover says:

    Chris & family—Please accept our sincere sympathy for your loss.

  21. Diane says:

    Chris, Ed and family we are sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers.

  22. Lu & Michael J Radebaugh says:

    Dear Ed & family, our deepest condolences on your loss .

  23. Sue Amato says:

    My condolences to the Willman family on your loss. I have many fond memories of our time at St. Mary’s together.

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