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William “Bill” Layfette Wilhelm, 1948 - 2018

William Layfette Wilhelm was born Aug. 7, 1948, to John and Dova Wilhelm in Maysville, Arkansas. He departed this life Sept. 24, 2018, at the age of 70 years, one month and 17 days.

Bill attended Depew Public Schools before enlisting in the United States Army where he served from 1968-1970. He worked for Ball Inc. as a machine repairman for a number of years until his retirement.

On Aug. 7, 1984, Bill and Goldie were united in marriage. He enjoyed fishing, spending time with his grand and great grandchildren as well watching football on television.

He is survived by his wife, Goldie Wilhelm, of the Depew home; two daughters, Cherlyn Reeves and husband Jason, of Tulsa, Crystal Allen and fiancé Joshua Mills, of Tahlequah; one son, Douglas Allen and wife Becky, of Evening Shade, Arkansas; two brothers, John Wilhelm and wife Judy, of Tulsa and Dennis Wilhelm, of Duncan; one sister, Nadene Bradford, of Fort Smith, Arkansas; 10 grandchildren, Christopher, Michael, Rosemary, Michaela, Ashley, Dominic, John, Serenity, Jolynn & Grace; five great grandchildren, Kaedon, McKayla, Cody, Gunnar and Mason.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Charles Wilhelm.

Funeral services were held for 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, at the Ivan Reeder Auditorium with Reverend Douglas Allen officiating. Interment will follow at the Oakdale Cemetery.

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