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In Memory of

George T. Wilber

August 31, 1927 - January 6, 2018

Obituary


George T. Wilber, 90, of Springfield, passed away at 9:08 am Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 at Concordia Village Care Center in Springfield.
He was born in Lawrence County, IL, Aug. 31, 1927 the son of Wallace Walker and LaVerna (Warren) Wilber. He married Louise Lynch March 28, 1946 in Lawrenceville, IL and she survives.
He is also survived by his three sons: Harold "Duke" (Rita) Wilber of Springfield, Tom (Patti) Wilber of Dawson, IL and Robert (Mary Anne) Wilber of Augusta, IL. He has five grandchildren: Andrew (Tiffany) Wilber, Matthew (Shannon) Wilber, Kristy...

George T. Wilber, 90, of Springfield, passed away at 9:08 am Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 at Concordia Village Care Center in Springfield.
He was born in Lawrence County, IL, Aug. 31, 1927 the son of Wallace Walker and LaVerna (Warren) Wilber. He married Louise Lynch March 28, 1946 in Lawrenceville, IL and she survives.
He is also survived by his three sons: Harold "Duke" (Rita) Wilber of Springfield, Tom (Patti) Wilber of Dawson, IL and Robert (Mary Anne) Wilber of Augusta, IL. He has five grandchildren: Andrew (Tiffany) Wilber, Matthew (Shannon) Wilber, Kristy (Shawn) Garrison, Sarah (Bud) Howell, and Shawn (fiancÚ Robert Van Patten) Wilber. There are seven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. George was preceded in death by his parents, a son, George T. "Timmy" Wilber Jr, two brothers, and two sisters.
George proudly served in the U.S. Army during WW II. He was a 58 year member of the Flat Rock 348 AF & AM, achieved 32 degree mason, was a member of the Scottish Rite, Springfield Consistory and the Ansar Shrine.
He retired from S.J. Groves Construction Co. after 38 years, where he served as a heavy equipment master mechanic. He traveled with the company servicing the equipment when needed as they built several roads, dams and bridges. He was a member of the Operating Engineers Local 841 and 965.
In retirement, George found pleasure as a woodworker. He was a member of the Springfield Woodworkers Club. He received several awards and ribbons for the various things he made. He was an avid hunter and loved to travel.
Visitation and Service: The Wilber family will greet friends from 10:00 am until the time of the a masonic service conducted by Springfield Lodge #4 AF&AM at 11:00 am, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at Bisch Funeral Home West 2931 S. Koke Mill Rd. Springfield. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery where the Inter-Veterans Burial Detail of Sangamon County will provide military honor's. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may direct memorial contributions to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Online condolences may be made at www.bischfuneralhome.com
Arrangements are under the care of Bisch Funeral Home West 217-544-5424.