Obituaries

Wilmond “Willy” V. Breymeyer, 98, of Watseka, passed away on Monday, December 14, 2020 at home surrounded by family. He was born on May 23, 1922 near Cissna Park to William and Ella (Munsterman) Breymeyer. Wilmond married Eileen Focken on June 8, 1947. He is survived by his wife Eileen of 73 years; daughters, Barbara (Rex) Cluver of Watseka and Cheryl (Donald) Vogel of Surprise, AZ; grandchildren, Heather Cluver and Kyle (Brittany) Cluver of Watseka; step-grandchildren, Ryan (Patti) Vogel and Abbie (Al) Sonnichsen; and two great-grandchildren, Parker and Helena Cluver.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Bernice Reutter; and brothers, Gilbert, Clarence, Lester, and Homer Breymeyer.

Willy worked for Keilsmeier’s Dairy Farm before he began his service with the United States Army. He served 2 years during WWII in Italy. He retired from FS after 38 years as a petroleum gas truck driver.

He was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Crescent City, a lifetime member of the Watseka American Legion Post #23, Iroquois County VFW Post #7450, and was fortunate to attend the WWII Honor Flight to Washington DC in 2012.

Private graveside services will be held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery with Rev. Joel Brown officiating and graveside military rites by Watseka American Legion Post #23 and Iroquois County VFW Post #7450. Masks and social distancing will be required.

Arrangements by Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka.

Memorials may be made to Iroquois Memorial Hospice or St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Crescent City.

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