Rest in Peace, George Willer

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Rest in Peace, George Willer

Postby Gary Dotson » Wed May 30, 2012 6:03 pm

I received news from Marilyn, about a half hour ago, that George passed away about 4:00 this afternoon. He fought a very good fight, but this last bout was more than he could overcome. He was on life support the past few days, which they discontinued this morning.

Funeral arrangements are still pending and we should find that out in the next couple days. We'll make sure it's posted here.

George was a very special friend to Regina and me, we had a lot of great times together. He will be sorely missed. Our prayer go out to Marilyn, the boys and to the many friends who will miss him just as we will.
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Re: Rest in Peace, George Willer

Postby Steve Butram » Wed May 30, 2012 6:06 pm

Rest in Peace George, I will miss those afternoon phone calls and your infinite wisdom.And the work week ends that I never wanted to end. You will always be a part of my Life. Steve
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Re: Rest in Peace, George Willer

Postby Jeff Silvey » Wed May 30, 2012 6:09 pm

Rest in Peace General George. Rest in Peace.
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Re: Rest in Peace, George Willer

Postby RUSSALL » Wed May 30, 2012 6:35 pm

I am very sad to hear this news. I send my condolences to Mrs Willer and her family.
George has been an incredible influence to whole antique tractor community.
He will be sorely missed.


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Re: Rest in Peace, George Willer

Postby Bigdog » Wed May 30, 2012 6:41 pm

Rest in peace my friend. You have earned it.
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Re: Rest in Peace, George Willer

Postby Larry Barb Dotson » Wed May 30, 2012 6:48 pm

George
We will miss you so much. For the last 10 or 12 years , Gary , Gene and I Have attended the same tractor shows with you and Marilyn. You have always been our mentor and source of expertise and our dearest friend. We will never forget you.
Marilyn you know you can always count on us for help, just let us know .
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Re: Rest in Peace, George Willer

Postby Rob in NH » Wed May 30, 2012 6:50 pm

so sorry to hear this, even though we never met , i know he was a special guy.
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Re: Rest in Peace, George Willer

Postby Rudi » Wed May 30, 2012 6:58 pm

Rest in Peace (+) my friend. Sorry we never did get to spend time sharing a beverage or two. You were the driving force behind the 1st out of Ohio CubFest and all the succeeding ones. As long as a CubFest occurs I do believe that you will be with us in spirit. Marilyn, Em and I send our condolences to you and the family.
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Re: Rest in Peace, George Willer

Postby Jimdawg » Wed May 30, 2012 7:09 pm

Thought and prayers for the Willer family. Rest in peace.
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Re: Rest in Peace, George Willer

Postby Lurker Carl » Wed May 30, 2012 7:14 pm

George Willer was a true Renaissance Man. The Willer family is in our prayers.
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Re: Rest in Peace, George Willer

Postby Barnyard » Wed May 30, 2012 7:25 pm

I only met George one time and that was at his last WinterFest in Jaqnuary 2008. After that he and I exchanged many PM's and I felt as though I had known him forever. He was an inspiration to all Cub owners. He was forever willing to share his knowledge with anyone who asked for it. When I held the first Barnyard Bash he said he was planning to be here but his health changed that soon after. He simply said that I should open the doors and the folks will come. George, being George, was right.

With the Barnyard Bash upon us this weekend. We will keep George, Marilyn and family in our thoughts and prayers.

Rest in peace my friend.
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Re: Rest in Peace, George Willer

Postby 1541 » Wed May 30, 2012 7:29 pm

The Willer family is in our thoughts and prayers tonight. Rest in peace.

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Re: Rest in Peace, George Willer

Postby Farmall X » Wed May 30, 2012 7:42 pm

I too have never met the gentleman but I have been inspired by his website and his obvious knowledge. Rest in peace Mr. Willer. Your family is in our prayers.
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Re: Rest in Peace, George Willer

Postby Don McCombs » Wed May 30, 2012 7:47 pm

This is so sad to hear. George was certainly the essence of what this board and all the Cubfests are about. I am honored to have known you, George. Rest now in peace.
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Re: Rest in Peace, George Willer

Postby Bigdog » Wed May 30, 2012 8:22 pm

Some of my favorite memories of George

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Thanks to Jeff Silvey for digging these up!
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