Stanley A. Wilhelm, 77, passed away Saturday, May 8, 2021. He passed away at Largo Medical Center (FL) from complications following open-heart surgery.
Stan was born in South Bend, to Ermel and Bertha (Flagg) Wilhelm on April 17, 1944. He was a lifelong resident of Argos.
On July 18, 1965, Stan married Mary Town, his high school sweetheart. Together, they had four children: Susan Snider of Granger; Stephen (Stephenie) Wilhelm of Argos; Syndi (Josh) Knorr of Traverse City, Mich.; and Sandy (Ben) Johnson of Lakeland, Fla. Stan has 18 grandchildren: Kandyce (James) Pemberton, Garrett (Karina) Snider, Adam (Kendra) Snider, Ryan Snider, Sarah Snider, Zachariah (Sarah) Wilhelm, Josiah (Stephanie) Wilhelm, Jeremiah Wilhelm, Isaiah Wilhelm, Mariah Wilhelm, Nehemiah Wilhelm, Obadiah Wilhelm, Shaniah Wilhelm, Caleb Knorr, Charis Knorr, Christian Knorr, Norah Johnson and Britt Johnson. He also has five great-grandchildren, with another due this fall.
Stan is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Jerry, his brother-in-law Sam Neidlinger and his son-in-law Gary Snider. He is survived by his wife, children and grandchildren, as well as his sister Barbara Neidlinger of Culver.
After graduating from Argos High School in 1962, Stan attended Purdue University. He served as a member of the Army National Guard from 1964-1970.
Stan worked at R.R. Donnelley & Sons in Warsaw for 43 years. Soon after retiring in 2006, Stan and Mary began dividing their time between their home in Argos and their winter home in Hernando, Fla.
His faith, his family and golf were the three passions of Stan’s life. He was a member of Riverview Community Church in Tippecanoe, and also attended First Baptist Church of Inverness during the winter months. Stan trusted in Jesus Christ as his Savior and Lord, and while his family grieves, it is not without hope because he is rejoicing in Heaven with Jesus.
Stan was a proud husband, dad and Papa. He spent years cheering for his kids from sidelines, bleachers and auditoriums, and many more babysitting grandkids and helping with paper routes. One of his greatest joys was teaching golf to his children and grandchildren, as well as golfing with Mary and friends.
Stanley’s family will receive friends at Riverview Community Church (3780 IN-110, Tippecanoe) from 4-8 p.m. Friday, May 14. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. at Riverview Community Church on Saturday, May 15. A graveside service will be held following the funeral service at Maple Grove Cemetery in Argos.