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William A. Wismann

William A. Wismann

William A. Wismann, age 70, of Quincy, died on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. in Sunset Home. He was born on April 15, 1946 in Ft. Wayne, IN, a son of Clemens J. & Ann (Means) Wismann.

William was a combat veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the U.S. Navy. He was a boyscout leader for St. Francis Troop 22 and was a member of the Order of the Arrow. He was a historian and enjoyed WWII, Revolutionary War, and Rogers' Rangers re-enactments. He was an artist, photographer and sculptor. He also enjoyed travel.

He was retired from Quincy University where he worked in the maintenance department.

He is survived by:
ONE SISTER, Mary Meyer and her husband Robert of LaPlata, MO;
NEPHEWS, Jesse Wright of Vienna, VA, Christopher (Bobbette) Wright of Fort Polk, LA and Martin Hunter of Kirksville, MO; and
A NIECE, Kirsten (Andrew) Vining of Columbus, OH.
Several great-nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a nephew, James G. Wright.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and at 10:00 in St. Francis Catholic Church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday evening from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Great River Honor Flight.

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From:
Mike Stiern
New Athens, IL
Comments:
Bill was a great friend, fellow re-enactor, and Navy buddy. We shared a lot of stories over a lot of lunch and breakfast meals. Our favorite luncheon venue was Fuji Steak House and a Bento Box meal. He will be missed, and my condolences to his family.
From:
Brian Scheufele
Browns Mills, NJ
Comments:
I had fond memories of Bill when I was a Boy Scout at St Francis back in 1970, what a cool guy.
From:
Jeanne Smith
Ewing, MO
Comments:
So very sorry for your loss. I have such fond childhood memories of Bill: his awesome train set that he ulet me run (under his watchful supervision), clanging spoons on pans shouting "Happy New Year", and even reminding Bill when I was under the mistletoe so he would smooch my cheek. I still have his drawing of our house on Monroe hanging in my hallway, so I am often reminded of him.
From:
Deb Kinscherf
Quincy, IL
Comments:
My sympathies to Bill's family for his loss. My fond memories of him will always be him attending QU Maintenance parties in full vintage uniform along with the accent. German, British, etc..
From:
KItty & Tom Bueter
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Mary, i know you don't know me, but you may remember my husband Tom. WE just wanted to let you know what a great guy Bill was. Tom had known Bill most of his life and I had known him probably for the past 35 years or longer...I usually saw him at parties Dan Wachtel held, but more recently we sat next to him in church at Mass on Sundays in the handicapped section...we had been wondering where he has been the past month or so. I had told Tom we should go check on him to be sure he was okay, but he never got around to doing it as i keep him busy with my own set of problems...glad to know he was in a nursing home receiving good care in his final days....please accept our sincere sympathy on your loss.