Joseph J. Wildhaber Sr.
Joseph J. Wildhaber, Sr., 89, Waterloo, Ill. and formerly of West Point, died Thursday, June 6, 2013, at the Oak Hill Nursing Center in Waterloo, Ill.
Friends may call after 1 p.m. on Monday, June 10, at the Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in West Point. The family will meet with friends from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be a Knights of Columbus Rosary at 3 p.m. and a Christian Wake Service at 7 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in West Point, with Father Dennis Hoffman as Celebrant. Burial with full military rites by the Holtz-Geers American Legion Post #668 of West Point will be in the Calvary Cemetery in West Point.
Memorials may be made to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in West Point or St. James Catholic Church in Millstadt, Ill.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzlynkfuneralhomes.com.
Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in West Point is assisting the family with arrangements.
Born March 20, 1924, in Ft. Madison, he was the son of Louis A. and Catherine M. (Holterhaus) Wildhaber, Sr. On Dec. 29, 1945, he married Doris A. Wenke.
He was a member of the St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in West Point and the St. James Catholic Church in Millstadt, Ill. He was a graduate of Catholic Central High School in Ft. Madison. He was a World War II Army Veteran. He worked for the Amoco Pipeline Company for 37 years before retiring in 1984. He was a member of the West Point Knights of Columbus Council #2286 for 71 years and was a past Grand Knight. He also was a member of the Gallitzin Assembly Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus and the Holtz-Geers American Legion Post #668 in West Point. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, gardening and traveling. Most of all he enjoyed his family and friends.
Survivors include one son, Joseph J. (Linda) Wildhaber Jr. of Ft. Worth, Texas; one daughter, Rebecca S. (Scott) Courtney of Waterloo, Ill.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; three brothers, Charles Wildhaber, Justin Wildhaber and Louis Wildhaber, Jr.; and one sister, Virginia Beresford.