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Roger Willert

Sunday, February 2, 2003

Roger F. Willert, 92, of Cherokee Village died Dec. 31, 2001, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village.

Born June 26, 1909, in Reinbeck, Iowa, he was the son of Henry Willert and Mary Fackel Willert. He married Marie Christoe Nov. 30, 1940, in Alton, Ill. He served as lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He was a teacher at Leeds High School in Sioux City, Iowa, for many years before retiring. He moved to Cherokee Village in 1971 from Sioux City. He was a member of Cherokee Village Lions Club, Cherokee Village Horseshoe Pitchers, and was a 50-year member of the Masons, attending in Sioux City, and after moving to Cherokee Village, in Hardy at Wilson Lodge.

He was a member of the Spring River Presbyterian Church in Hardy where he had served as an adult Sunday School teacher and attended the Men's Coffee Club.

Survivors include a son and his wife -- Ron and Susan Willert of Bloomington, Ill.; and two grandchildren -- Nancy Willert and David Willert, both of Bloomington.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Marie, in 1996.

The funeral was Jan. 3 at Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel in Highland with the Rev. David Stipp officiating. Burial followed in Oaklawn Cemetery in Highland.

Arrangements were under the direction of Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel of Highland.

Memorials may be made to Spring River Presbyterian Church or to Cherokee Village Lions Club.