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Wilhelm, Richard "Dick" E.

Wilhelm, Richard "Dick" E.

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Wilhelm, Richard "Dick" E. May 27, 1928 - Feb 6, 2015 Omaha, NE. Dick was born in Kansas City, MO in 1928, the first of four sons to Raymond and Reba Wilhelm. Upon graduating from East High School in 1946, Dick entered the United States Marine Corp. He served two tours of active duty and 35 years in the Marine Corp reserve, retiring with the rank of 1st Sergeant. Dick was a long-time member and past Commandant of the Marine Corp League. In 1953 Dick married Patricia F. Crerar of Cheyenne, WY. They made their home in Omaha in 1962 and started a family, eventually having four sons. Dick founded and was president of Great Plains Industrial Supply Company in Omaha, a company that he ran for several years. In 1983 Dick married Joanne Banse of Omaha. They spent over 30 devoted years together. Preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Reba Wilhelm; brother Leroy Wilhelm; first wife Patricia F. Crerar; stepson Ernie Banse and stepdaughter Michelle Cox. Survived by wife Joanne; sons, Kevin J. (Angie), Kyle M. (Lisa), Stephen J. (Donna), Patrick E. (Connie); brothers, Don and Jake Wilhelm; stepson Brian Banse; stepdaughters, Holly Kelsey, Candace Garofalo, Joanne Gordinier; also twenty-eight grandchildren and thirty great-grandchildren. FUNERAL SERVICE Thursday, February 12th at 11am at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 510 North 93rd Street, Omaha, NE. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made at the American Cancer Society.

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Sympathy and condolences goes out to the family. Richard was a great friend both professionally and personally. He and I worked on various projects over the years. I always admired his positive and upbeat attitude. He lived his life following the Marine Corps values. “Once a Marine, Always a Marine”, “Semper Fidelis”.
God bless you, rest in peace.

Ralph Yribar - Omaha


Thanks for your Military Service to Our Country.
Past Commander V.F.W.
Bill Fead
Omaha, NE.

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