In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the VA Quilting Auxiliary at Ft Meade, SD.
He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Myrtle.
He watched his children grow to adulthood and enjoyed every minute spent with his grandkids and great-grandkid, Isabella Rose.
You may have seen him out in the field in his wheelchair directing Pete on a tractor repair, traipsing around the countryside with youthful chauffeurs, Laura and Julianna, sorting bolts at the kitchen table with Dalton and Jesse, supervising Alexis egg collection duties, or anywhere in the whole country with his lifelong travelling partner, wife, and caregiver, Venoy.
Special modifications allowed Willie to use the telephone and computer unassisted.
In 2001, Willie started working in Buffalo for his daughter, Angela, answering phones and keeping everyone on task.