Dean E. Willeke, age 77, of Harrod, died 8:50 p.m., Sat. March 1, at Springview Manor Nursing Home. He was born Dec. 5, 1936 in Dola, Ohio to August and Edna Mae Flowers Willeke.
Mr. Willeke had been a machine setter at Lima, Ford Motor Company. He graduated from Dola High School and Ohio Northern University; He had been a Boy Scout Leader for many years with the Lafayette Scouts. He was a fantastic photographer and accomplished woodworker. Dean enjoyed family cookouts and making vanilla ice cream.
Mr. Willeke is survived by a brother Robert (Esther) Willeke of Cocoa, FL and 2 sisters: Doris Ann Ferguson of Lima and Marjorie Mae Everline of Zion, IL and several nieces and nephews and a great number of great nieces and nephews who he truly loved.
A memorial gathering will be held Saturday July 5th in Lima. Please contact Kim at [email protected] for further details. Private burial will be in Dola Cemetery.