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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • OBITUARY: Bobby Joe Wilhelm

  • Bobby Joe Wilhelm, 82, of Eldorado, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at his residence.
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  • Bobby Joe Wilhelm, 82 of Eldorado, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at his residence.
    He was born in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky on Dec. 27, 1931, to the late Merce Stanley and Mable Lou (Rodgers) Wilhelm. He worked as a stamper in the auto industry. He was a Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of the Eldorado VFW and the Eldorado American Legion.
    He is survived by a son, James Wilhelm; a daughter, Rhonda Gail (Matt) McKinney of Eldorado; six grandchildren, Matthew McKinney Jr., Patricia Banks, Jeremy Dobson, Timmy Wilhelm, Jonathon Wilhelm and Josh Wilhelm; and a brother, Donald Wayne Wilhelm of Hobart, Ind.
    He was preceded in death by a two daughters: Judy Lynn Stiles and Loretta Lynn Wilhelm; a grandson, Christopher Wilhelm; a brother, Billy Ray Wilhelm; and a sister Betty Lou Wilhelm.
    Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at the Watson Funeral Home with Scott Pilkington officiating. Burial will be in Cottage Grove Cemetery with military rites. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan., 3, 2014.
    Online condolences may be sent to the family at watsonfuneralhome.net
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