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Charles A. WILLEY

Male 1920 - 2009  (89 years)


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  • Name Charles A. WILLEY 
    Born 4 May 1920  Spencer, McCook, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Sep 2009  Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Memorial Park Cemetery, Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • "Charles A. Willey: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
      Sioux City Journal (IA) - Tuesday, September 8, 2009
      Deceased Name: Charles A. Willey
      SIOUX CITY -- Charles A. Willey, 89, of Sioux City passed away Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009, at Casa de Paz Nursing Home.
      Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Memorial Park Cemetery, with military rites conducted by the U.S. Army Reserves. He will be laid to rest by his wife, Mary, who preceded him in death on Sept. 6, 2000. Arrangements are under the direction of Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel.
      Charles was born May 4, 1920, in Spencer, S.D., the son of Chester R. and Nellie E. (Hollestelle) Willey. He moved to Sioux City on May 30, 1936. He proudly served his country during World War II with the U.S. Army. He joined the U.S. Army in September 1942 and served for four years.
      He was shipped overseas on Dec. 29, 1943, and saw eight different countries and fought in five main battles. He was decorated with the American, European, African and Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon, a Silver Battle Star, three Overseas Service Bars, a service strip, the Good Conduct Medal and the Purple Heart Medal. He returned home in October 1945. He spent the next 35 years working on the Illinois Central Railroad, retiring in 1980.
      He is survived by his stepson, Dr. James Galli and his wife, Janice of Sioux City."
    Person ID I19048  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 11 Feb 2015 

    Father Chester Rolph WILLEY,   b. 25 Jul 1895, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Nellie E. HOLLESTELLE,   b. 1890, Benton, McCook, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1974  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 10 Jul 1919  Miner Co., South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F14239  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 May 1920 - Spencer, McCook, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Sep 2009 - Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Memorial Park Cemetery, Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
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