Irene J. Willeman

June 6, 1933 ~ March 7, 2019 (age 85)


Irene Joan Willeman, age 85, of Wauseon, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2019, at Indian Meadows Nursing Home in Wauseon. Prior to her retirement she had worked as a waitress at various restaurants and she had also worked at the McCord Corporation.

Irene was born in Metamora, Ohio on June 6, 1933, the daughter of William J. and Erma F. (Shaneour) Colon. On June 17, 1950, she married Wayne L. Willeman, and he preceded her in death in 2016. 

Surviving is one son, Craig (Helen) Willeman of Wauseon; one daughter, Vickie (Kevin) Vandock of Delta; grandchildren, Andy (Charlene), Matthew, Sarah (Alex), Amanda, Chrissy (Matt), Daniel, Daniel (Stacey), and Bethany; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers, Paul (Shirley) Colon of Wauseon, Donnie Colon of Wauseon; and two sisters, Ann (Jim) Riegsecker of West Unity and Marlene (Bill) Kurfiss of Delta. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and three brothers, Ernie, Larry, and Lee Colon.

Visitation for Irene will be held from 11:00 A.M. until noon on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at the First Christian Church in Wauseon, with the funeral service immediately following at 12:00 P.M., with Pastor Michael Doerr and Daniel Vandock, officiating.  The family requests that memorial contributions be given to the benevolence of the family. Online condolences may be offered to the family at Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon has been entrusted with arrangements.

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