Bill Willert

Obituary of Bill Willert

WILLERT:  Peacefully, at Matthews House Hospice, Alliston, on Sunday, August 15, 2021, William “Bill” Otto Willert, of Cookstown, formerly of Rodney, Ingersoll, Parkhill, Walkerton and Toronto, age 87.  Beloved husband of Elsie Elizabeth (David) Willert of Cookstown.  Cherished father of Joyce (Richard) Strasbourg of Cookstown, Brian (Deb) Willert of Beachville, the late Ron Willert (1978) and Jim (Janet) Willert of Phoenix, Arizona.  Grampy of Erich Strasbourg, Shalo Thorpe, Danielle (Ron) McMurchy, Derek Hurding (Eva Poscai), Bill (Kori) Willert.  Great-Grampy of Alexander, Anna, Anika, Dominic, Elizabeth, Benjamin and Noah.  Predeceased by his parents Otto William and Flossy (Surerus) Willert, brothers Robert (1922), Jack (1931), sisters Eileen (Lloyd) Willert (2018) and Ruth (Jerome) Dietrich (2008).  Bill was born and raised on the family farm in Stephen Township, just outside of Dashwood. Bill and Elsie owned and ran the variety store in Rodney before retiring to Cookstown to be closer to their family.  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood with Visitation on Thursday, August 19, 2021 from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m.  Followed by a graveside interment service at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Dashwood at 1:30 p.m.  Rev. William Kramer Officiating.  If desired, memorial donations (payable directly) to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.