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John Edward Wilhelm

February 23, 1962 ~ November 27, 2023 (age 61) 61 Years Old
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John Wilhelm Obituary

“Forever a Farmer”

John E. Wilhelm, 61, of West Alexander, PA, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 27, 2023, with his family by his side after a courageous eight-year battle with cancer.

He was born on February 23, 1962, in Wheeling, WV, the son of the late Anthony Wilhelm and Nancy Wilhelm who survives. John graduated from McGuffey High School class of 1980. After graduating, he dedicated his life to farming alongside his father and brothers.

John was an avid tractor puller and enjoyed working on his tractor with his best friend and mechanic, Randy Wargo. He also took great joy in family cookouts and time with his grandchildren. John cherished watching his grandchildren play outside from his rocking chair. 

John was always first to offer a helping hand and he took pride in his family and farm. Even through hardships, he was quick to offer a smile. His spirited nature will forever shine through and will be deeply missed by all who loved him. 

In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by his brother-in-law Brad Coyle.

He is survived by, daughters Heather (Jason) Williams, Hilary Wilhelm, Lisa (Ryan) Sonk, and Lara (Alan) Cline, mother Nancy Wilhelm, siblings Joe Wilhelm, Deloris Coyle (Frank), Peggy (Rich) Krehel, Tom Wilhelm, and Jeannie (Jim) Zerla, grandchildren Gunner Slider, Fern Williams, Emma, John, and Sarah Sonk, and Lucy Cline who is expected in February, nieces and nephews Todd, Tami, Justin, Courtney, Nancy, and Noah, and great niece and nephew Genevieve and Roman.
Friends and family will be received on Thursday, November 30, 2023, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Young Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc. 219 Main Street, Claysville, PA, 15323. (724) 663-7373 There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 1, 2023, at Sacred Heart Church of Saint James Parish 1280 US-40, Claysville, PA 15323. Interment to follow at Saint James Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Concordia Hospice of Washington 10 Leet St, Washington, PA 15301

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November 30, 2023

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Young Funeral Home (Claysville)
219 Main Street
Claysville, PA 15323

November 30, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Young Funeral Home (Claysville)
219 Main Street
Claysville, PA 15323

Mass of Christian Burial
December 1, 2023

10:00 AM
Sacred Heart Church of Saint James Parish, Claysville, PA, US


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