Walter Wease

Obituary of Walter Wease

Walter “Walt” Wease, age 51, of Girard, Il. died Sunday evening (September 17, 2017) at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Il.

He was born December 5, 1965 in Jacksonville, Il. son Harry Eugene “Gene” and Kathrine Davis Wease.

Surviving is his mother Katherine Hunter and step-father Terry of Jacksonville, Il.; his longtime companion, Lori Downs of Girard, Il.; his children, Cody Wease of Girard, Il. and Dustin Wease of Hillsboro, Il. and Margie Hilderbrand of Shipman, Il.; two grandchildren; three sisters, Rhonda, Jody, and Beverly; two brothers, Mike Wease (Patricia) of Jacksonville, Il. and Frank Wease (Randi) of Palmyra, Il.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father; and a brother, Greg Wease.

Walt was a 1983 graduate of Jacksonville High School and was a transmission mechanic with Gear King in Jacksonville, Il. as well as later, a cook at Illinois College.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved the outdoors. 

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday (September 25, 2017) at Gilead Cemetery in Hettick, Il.  Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monday at Stults-Neece Chapel in Palmyra, Il.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Arabella Belucci for a fund to be established for the Wease children c/o Stults-Neece Chapel, Main St. Palmyra, Il. 62674.  A meal will be provided for family and friends following the graveside at the Modesto Community Building.  Those wishing to donate food may take it to the community building from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday.  Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.airsman-hires.com.