Willeman, Dallas

Written by David Green.

Dallas L. Willeman, 95, of rural Wauseon, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2007, in his home.

He was born in Wauseon April 22, 1912, the son of the late Oliver and the late Margaret (Storey) Willeman. On Jan. 14, 1934, he married Lyla M. Feeney and she preceded him in death in 1999.

He was a member of the North Dover United Methodist Church, rural Wauseon, and a member of the Wauseon F & AM.

Prior to his retirement in 1974, he worked as a Tool and Die Maker for Tubbins & Green in Adrian, Mich. for more than 20 years.

Surviving are two sons, Larry (and Rebecca) Willeman and David (and Kim) Willeman, both of Wauseon, Ohio; four daughters Adonna (and William) Nofziger of rural Montpelier, Ohio, Shirley Champion of Sun City, Ariz., Martha (and Bernard) Smith of Norwalk, Ohio, and Patricia (and Harold) Perryman of Morenci, Mich.; 20 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; six step grandchildren; 24 step great-grandchildren; 15 step great-great-grandchildren; and daughter-in-law Marilyn Willeman of Bridgman, Mich.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lyla;, son Richard; four brothers, Bernard, Russell, William and Cleo Willeman; great-grandson Michael R. Bowers; son-in-law Steve Champion; and step-great-granddaughter Jessica Terrell.

Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, at the North Dover United Methodist Church with the Rev. Laura Saunders, officiating. Interment will follow in the Winameg Cemetery.

Visitation is planned from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon, where a Masonic Service is scheduled at 7 p.m.

The family requests that memorial contributions be given to North Dover United Methodist Church or the Hands of Grace.

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