|Birth|| May 23, 1925 33 34|
|Birth of a brother||Cletus Leo Wille|
September 19, 1926 (Age 15 months)
|Death of a brother||Cletus Leo Wille|
September 1926 (Age 15 months)
|Birth of a sister||Gertrude R. Wille|
August 22, 1930 (Age 5 years)
|Death of a paternal grandfather||Anton Wille|
June 3, 1934 (Age 9 years)
|Death of a paternal grandmother||Veronika Ittensohn|
January 21, 1947 (Age 21 years)
|Death of a father||William J. (Bill) Wille|
August 12, 1968 (Age 43 years)
| Birth of a daughter|
September 4, 1968 (Age 43 years)
|Death of a sister||Clarissa J. Wille|
May 19, 1970 (Age 44 years)
|Death of a mother||Regina Schaefers|
July 20, 1973 (Age 48 years)
|Death of a sister||Gertrude R. Wille|
August 31, 1988 (Age 63 years)
|Death of a daughter||Eva Wille|
October 23, 1996 (Age 71 years)
|Death of a sister||Cecilia Teresa Wille|
February 3, 2002 (Age 76 years)
|Death|| June 11, 2011 (Age 86 years)|
|Family with parents|
William J. (Bill) Wille
Birth: August 27, 1891 33 25
Death: August 12, 1968 — Garnavillo
Birth: December 20, 1890
Death: July 20, 1973
Paul John Wille
Birth: November 24, 1918 27 27
Death: October 25, 2012
3 yearselder sister
Cecilia Teresa Wille
Birth: November 29, 1921 30 30
Death: February 3, 2002
16 monthselder sister
Philomena M. Wille
Birth: April 4, 1923 31 32
Death: December 12, 2012
Georgina S. Wille
Gertrude R. Wille
Birth: August 22, 1930 38 39
Death: August 31, 1988
Ruth E. Wille
Clarissa J. Wille
Birth: August 25, 1920 28 29
Death: May 19, 1970
6 yearsyounger brother
Cletus Leo Wille
Birth: September 19, 1926 35 35
Death: September 1926
|Family with Darlene M. Ruzek|
Darlene M. Ruzek
Birth: September 4, 1968 43
Death: October 23, 1996
Sylvester Joseph Wille, 86, of Garnavillo, died Saturday, June 11, 2011, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital.
Visitation was Tuesday, June 14, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Garnavillo, and one hour before services at the church.
Funeral services were Wednesday, June 15, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Garnavillo, Rev. Marvin Bries conducted.
Interment was at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Garnavillo.
Sylvester was born the son of William and Regina (Schaefers) Wille on May 23, 1925, on the home farm between Guttenberg and Garnavillo.
Sylvester received his education from the St. Joseph Catholic School in Garnavillo. At age 14 Sylvester started his farming career which lasted 61 years until he retired at the age of 75. On Jan. 20, 1962, Sylvester married Darlene Ruzek at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Monona. They were later blessed with two children. When Sylvester wasn’t farming he made good use of his free time. He was a member of the Clayton County Farm Bureau for over 60 years. He was membership chairman for three successful membership campaigns. In 1968, Sylvester encouraged tourism through his Farm Vacation Project “Bar W. Ranch” and he headed the Clayton County Tourism Council. As Farm Bureau’s Local Affairs Chairman in 1971, Sylvester was instrumental in getting the Clayton Grain Terminal established in Clayton. Sylvester was a long time member of the Knights of Columbus and he and Darlene were both Lay Ministers for the Catholic Church. Sylvester was also Religious Education Teacher and taught confirmation students. He was treasurer of the Garnavillo Fire Company and was active in the Clayton County Democrats.
Sylvester will be forever cherished by his wife, Darlene; son, Terry (Cindy) Wille; four grandchildren, Elizabeth Zinckgraf, Caine, Chelsay and Jenny Wille; one great-grandson, Michael Sylvester Wille; four siblings, Paul Wille, Philomine Stewart, Ruth (Ed) Kiefer, Georgina (Lynn) Caslavka and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Sylvester was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Eva Regina Zinckgraf; three sisters, Clarissa McLane, Gertrude Clausing, Cecilia Wille; one brother in infancy; sister-in-law, Ve Wille; brothers-in-law, Dale Clausing, Loraine McLane and Don Stewart.
In lieu of flowers and all types of gifts memorials are preferred to be sent to either the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital Building Fund or the Garnavillo Historical Society.
Condolences may be left and a video tribute may be viewed at www.tueckeallyn.com.