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 Joseph Richard Wilgus

Joseph Richard Wilgus

Birth
East Liberty, Logan County, Ohio, USA
Death 23 Jun 2005 (aged 93)
Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio, USA
Burial North Greenfield, Logan County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 149687158 · View Source
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JOSEPH RICHARD WILGUS
Joseph Richard Wilgus, 93, of Bellefontaine, died Saturday, July 23, 2005, at Heartland of Bellefontaine Nursing Home.

A lifelong farmer, he retired from the railroad in 1974 after 43 years of service with Conrail, formerly New York Central. He was a member of United Transportation Union Local No. 440 for more than 50 years and was a member of the Odd Fellows.
He graduated from East Liberty High School in 1933. He was a regular at Jule's Restaurant in East Liberty. He especially enjoyed spending his winters in Arizona.

He was born March 10, 1912, in East Liberty, to the late Charles and Florence Plank Wilgus.

He also was preceded in death by four sisters, Elizabeth Jacobs Phillips, Eva Patience LeVan, Mabel E. Garman, and Flossie E. Cox; and two brothers, Robert W. Wilgus and Elbie John Wilgus. He married Eleanor Swysgood on April 18, 1944, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 19, 1995.

He is survived by a son, William C. Wilgus of Phoenix, Ariz.; two daughters, Pamela (Robert) Tallman of Phoenix, Ariz., and Patricia Peters of St. Paris; a step-son, Lee (Nancy) Wolford of Dahlgren, Va.; four grandchildren, Paul Tallman and Debra, Darlena, and Philip Peters; two great-grandsons, Kory Erik Tallman and Justin Peters; four step-grandchildren, Jerry, Joey, Charlie and Donna, and their families; and several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. at Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, West Mansfield, where funeral
services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. A.W. Purdin officiating. Burial will take place at North Greenfield Cemetery.



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  • Created by: Rose Marie
  • Added: 23 Jul 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 149687158
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Richard Wilgus (9 Mar 1912–23 Jun 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 149687158, citing North Greenfield Cemetery, North Greenfield, Logan County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Rose Marie (contributor 46901578) .