Rest in Peace, George Willer

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Re: Rest in Peace, George Willer

Postby Buzzard Wing » Thu May 31, 2012 8:29 am

Very few finer folks than George have walked (or plowed) this earth. Truly a hero and inspiration to me. Rest well.
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Re: Rest in Peace, George Willer

Postby Ken (48 Cub) » Thu May 31, 2012 8:38 am

God Bless the Willer family. George had more wisdom in his little finger than most of us will ever have. This world is much less without him in it. My "George Willer" autographed hand-hole cover is very special to me and priceless now. God speed my friend.
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Re: Rest in Peace, George Willer

Postby Phillip W. Lenke » Thu May 31, 2012 9:01 am

I have not met a finer citizen that GW, He was willing to share anything, got to meet several fine folks as well, through the gatherings at his home.

George had a great impact on my sons as well several humeous times at SRCAP.
Marilyn , Sheila and my prayers go out to you and the boys,
My faroite Georgizm was at Bigdogs cubfest 2005 i Believe we were around the campfire and he was talking to someone about airplane tires, they were talking how they cannot dispose of them , George said , " BFI (Local Garbage handlers) will not take a whole tire , but will take 2 halves twice"
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Re: Rest in Peace, George Willer

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Thu May 31, 2012 9:06 am

I have been thinking about what I wanted to say here, and it is not easy. I had read many of George's posts, but had not met him in person until the second Cubarama, and again at the 1st Cub Tug. We occasionally corresponded, and I frequently wished he were not so far away. George was the type of person that when you met him you felt as if you had a friend for life, and he lived up to it. George will be missed by many people, and Marilyn and the rest of his family have our thoughts and prayers.
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Re: Rest in Peace, George Willer

Postby Denny Clayton » Thu May 31, 2012 9:26 am

Farewell to a good friend. I will always cherish his counsel and wisdom. Looked forward to the work sessions at his home after his health declined.
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Re: Rest in Peace, George Willer

Postby Alan Riley » Thu May 31, 2012 9:49 am

I only met George once, at his 2003 Cubfest, but I considered him to be a friend. He will certainly be missed.
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Re: Rest in Peace, George Willer

Postby Larry in IN » Thu May 31, 2012 10:44 am

Someone said the measure of a life is the friends you leave behind - I like that thought and the fact that the posts here are so genuinely in admiration of a great friend and role model!
As time passes and I get nearer to that great passage, funerals seem to be becoming more of a celebration of a life :D ; what a life to celebrate, and to bask in special memories!
Mrs. George and family, you can tell by all the preceding how much you all are valued by this Cubfest of friends!
Prayers of thanks and celebration for you all!
May you have the comfort of the Lord and all these wishing you well!

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Re: Rest in Peace, George Willer

Postby BullDAWG » Thu May 31, 2012 11:09 am

Rest in peace, George. From our family to yours, our thoughts and prayers are with the Willer family. May God bless you, your wife and Willer family.
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Re: Rest in Peace, George Willer

Postby KETCHAM » Thu May 31, 2012 11:21 am

Rest In Peace,,,,you will be missed by me for sure.I always had hoped you would rebound,guess it won't happen.I was lucky to spend time with you,as many were!!!! Always made me look at another way at problems and ways to solve them.Miss the late nights sitting and BSing.Been a tough year on me with you passing and my dad.Two people I thought very highly of.RIP ,I'll miss ya!!! Kevin :( :( :( :( :( :(
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Re: Rest in Peace, George Willer

Postby Gator809 » Thu May 31, 2012 11:38 am

Rest in peace Sir, you will be missed.

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Re: Rest in Peace, George Willer

Postby cub47 » Thu May 31, 2012 11:47 am

As others have mentioned, George was one heck of a man, I felt very privileged to be have been able to own one of his favorite Cub tractors, Casper. He was very detailed and thorough in all that he did, and it showed when you saw one of his restorations.

When you would talk to him, you understood his passion for these little tractors.

He will be missed, my sympathies to his family.

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Re: Rest in Peace, George Willer

Postby bythepond88 » Thu May 31, 2012 12:33 pm

I did not have the pleasure of meeting him personally, but his postings here have been of incalculable benefit.

My condolences to his family, I'm sure they miss him much more than we ever could.
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Re: Rest in Peace, George Willer

Postby Clem » Thu May 31, 2012 12:45 pm

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Re: Rest in Peace, George Willer

Postby Steve K. CALIF » Thu May 31, 2012 1:10 pm

RIP Mr. Willer. My prayers are sent for you and yours. Thanks for all you have done for so many.
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Re: Rest in Peace, George Willer

Postby SundaySailor » Thu May 31, 2012 1:18 pm

Mr. Willer gave a great deal to all of us here. I remember when I first came to this web site, and he helped me sort my Cub tractor out. I had a mixed bag tractor that was part demonstrator and something else.

His wisdom and willingness to help even a far off stranger impressed me so much that I decided to keep my tractor and do a full restoration on it - no matter what it was.

Turned out to be one of the best decisions I've ever made. This also goes for the rest of the members here. Mr. Willer set the bar up high for all of us to help each other. Let's live by his example.
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