L. Willet, 97, of Danville PA passed away peacefully Thursday morning,
October 24, 2019 at his residence. He was born October 26, 1921 in
Sunbury PA the son of the late Frank and Flora Hockenbrock Willet.
preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Phyllis I. Willet whom he married
March 7, 1942.
served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He earned
the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with two bronze stars and
a World War II Victory Medal.
was employed as supervisor in the Nutritional Services Department at
Danville State Hospital from 1946 – 1983, from where he retired.
a member of Catawissa Avenue United Methodist Church Sunbury PA for over 50
enjoyed camping and watching Professional Wrestling. Elmer was an avid
Phillies and Eagles Fan, a puzzles fanatic and thoroughly enjoyed his
friends and fellowship at the Danville Senior Center. His greatest joy in
life was spending time with his family, all of whom he adored.
is survived by one granddaughter, Kasey Bickford and her husband Robert of
Danville PA and one grandson, Kyle Willet and his wife Tammy of
McSherrystown PA. He is also survived by his great-granddaughter, Morgan
Willet. Also surviving is his daughter-in-law Susan E. Huber and her
husband Robert of Bloomsburg PA.
addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his son, Terry L. Willet
on April 5, 1986; and one sister, Helen Willet.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Elmer’s Life
to be held Monday, October 28, 2019 at 11:00AM at Visneski Funeral Home,
Inc. 42 West Mahoning Street Danville PA with Pastor Shawn McNett
officiating. Burial will follow in Northumberland Memorial Park Stonington
PA. Friends will be received from 10:00 AM until the time of service. The
family will provide flowers
Memorial contributions may be made to The Danville Senior Center 605 West
Mahoning Street Danville PA 17821. www.visneski.com