Donna L. Wilhelm, age 66, of Wauseon, passed away Monday, May 16, 2016, in her home, following a lengthy illness.
Donna was born in Lima, Ohio on September 20, 1949, the daughter of Lawrence and Edna (Huber) Richer. On October 13, 1973 she married John A. Wilhelm, and he survives. She was a member of St. Caspar Catholic Church in Wauseon. Donna left a legacy of writing poems in cards that she sent to the sick and shut-ins. She was a faithful prayer warrior and prayed for everyone on the prayer chain, while reading her bible and saying her rosary daily.
Surviving is her husband, John; son, Alvin (Jessica) Wilhelm of Acworth, GA; two daughters, Jennifer (Keith) Spoores of North Pole, AK and Elizabeth “Libbey” (Brian) houseman of Fairbanks, AK; two grandchildren, Samantha and Alexandra Wilhelm; brother, Nelson (Janice) Richer of Wauseon; and sister, Shirley (Jeff) Wallace of Howard City, MI. She was preceded in death by both parents.
Visitation for Donna will be held from 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Friday, May 20, 2016 in the Pope John XXIII Room at St. Caspar Catholic Church. The Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, at St. Caspar Catholic Church, with Father David R. Bruning and Father Robert Holden, officiating. Interment will follow in the St. Caspar Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be given to the Wauseon Public Library, the ALS Association (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) or Henry County Hospice. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.grisierfh.com. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon has been entrusted with arrangements.