Wilbur “Wil” White, 99, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:40 a.m. on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at The Fountains in Granite City.
He was born October 12, 1918 in Litchfield, Illinois, a son of the late Claude and Carrie (Gottlob) White.
He married Dorothy M. (Heaton) White on June 25, 1955 in Granite City and she passed away on June 1, 1993.
He had worked as an electrician for General Steel in Granite City with 27 years of service and later worked for U.S. Steel with 11 years of service.
The United States Navy veteran proudly served his country during World War II.
Wilbur was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Granite City and the V.F.W. in Collinsville. He loved his days of dancing, riding his bicycle and gymnastics.
He is survived by a son, Richard White of Troy; two daughters and sons-in-law, Dee and Lou Cionko of Granite City and Sandy and Dave Wood of Granite City; five grandchildren, Joel Cionko, Justin Cionko, Dawn Weatherly, David and Anne Margrabe and Aaron Wood; three great grandchildren, Claire Brown, Aiden Weatherly and Chase Margrabe; other extended family and friends.
In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary White and a brother, Les White.
In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, Illinois on Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held on Monday, October 23, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Brian Feicho officiating.
Burial with military honors will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.
Memorials may be made to Concordia Lutheran Church and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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