Willard J. Aebi
December 16, 1925 ‒ August 23, 2017
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Willard J. Aebi, 91, of Mount Vernon, Ohio formerly of North Aurora, Illinois and Sebring, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at Knox Community Hospital. Willard was born in Alliance, Ohio on December 16, 1925 a son of the late John and Louise Nellie (Urig) Aebi.
Mr. Aebi retired from Fibrex in Aurora, Illinois as plant engineer and purchasing agent. He was a proud World War II veteran serving in the United States Navy on the USS Caribou participating in campaigns in the Pacific including the battle of Leyte Gulf. He recently enjoyed traveling to Washington D. C. with Honor Flight. He was active in the communities where he lived, serving as president of the North Aurora Lions Club where he received the Melvin Jones Fellow award and Maple Ridge Ruritan Club. He was Scoutmaster of Maple Ridge Troop 153 for many years. He was an expert euchre player and a member of the longest running euchre game in North Aurora, Illinois.
He was predeceased by his parents and his wife Barbara Lee (Greene) Aebi; brother Robert Aebi; and sisters Virginia Reed and Eileen Hartenstein.
Survivors include special friend Annie Arck; his sons John Aebi (Ana), Kurt Aebi (Jennifer), and Mark Aebi (Deborah); and brother Elmer Aebi of Alliance. He was the loving grandfather of Shannon, Sarah, Megan, Lexi, Carolyn, Will, Laura and great-granddaughter, Winnie.
A private internment will take place in the Fairmount Memorial Park in Alliance, Ohio, with a Celebration of Life to be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made in Willard’s honor to the American Cancer Society or a charity of the donor’s choice.
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