George E. Wilhelm
WAUSEON - George E. Wilhelm was called home to heaven in the afternoon of Thursday, April 27th, 2023. He was born December 21, 1951, in Lima to the late Harold and Mary Jane (Schwab) Wilhelm. On November 17, 1973, he married Margaret “Peg” Korte, who survives in Wauseon.
Other survivors include four children: Christopher (Sarah) Wilhelm of Fairview, TN, Katie (John) Nault of Lambertville, MI, Jaclyn (Nathan) Bozman of Toledo and Kimberly (James) Pierce of Noblesville, IN; 6 grandchildren; three sisters: Anne (Karl) Verhoff of Columbus Grove, Sue (Bob) Buckland of Ottawa and Joan (Matt) Huber of Pittsburg, PA; a brother, Mark (Barb) Wilhelm of Deshler; sister-in-law, Pam Wilhelm of Hamler; and mother-in-law, Leona Korte of Leipsic.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, John Wilhelm; and father-in-law, Charles Korte.
George was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend who enjoyed the simple things in life. He often spoke fondly of shenanigans from his younger years, and his plans for future adventures. A lifelong passion for tinkering with mechanics of all kinds, as a young man he was known for his innovation and invention with whatever he could find or fix. This led to a career as a mechanic, and later as an electrician for GM Powertrain in Defiance. With his wife Peg, he raised four children who admired, respected, and loved him. George is remembered for his affinity for MacGyvering, the kindness he put into teaching and helping others with the skills he had acquired, and his love for a good laugh. An avid hunter, fisherman, and marksman, loves he shared with his children and grandchildren; world traveler with his wife; a wonderful sense of humor; role model and teacher; true friend and supporter; jack of all trades; hero to his family; a good and quiet man. He will be achingly missed, yet present for generations.
Visitation will be Thursday, May 4th from 4 – 6 p.m. at LOVE-HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Leipsic. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Leipsic on Friday, May 5th at 10:30 a.m. Immediately following the service, we invite everyone to the Leipsic Community Center for a luncheon.
A private burial will be held for immediate family, siblings, and spouses to attend.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to a charity of your choice.
Condolences may be expressed at www.lovefuneralhome.com.