George H. Willis

May 11, 1932 ~ April 4, 2020 (age 87)


George H. Willis, 87 of West Deer Township, died Saturday April 4, 2020 at his home with his son by his side. He was born May 11, 1932 in Harwick to the late George H. and Gertrude (Welsh) Willis. George grew up in Harwick graduating from Springdale High School in 1950. He served his country during the Korean War in the US Army. George has lived in West Deer for the past 52 years. He worked as a union boilermaker, in the construction field and was the owner and operator of Willis Welding in Russellton. George was a founding member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. He enjoyed hunting, camping, traveling, flying as a pilot, though dedicated his life to spending time with, the love of his life, his wife, and his children and grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years Leah M. (Wills) Willis, his children Thomas G. (Melissa) Willis of Monroeville and Sharon L. (Brian) Huss of West Deer; his grandchildren Jacob, Rebecca and Daniel Huss and Kylee Willis; and his sisters Gail and Margaret “Peggy”.

With the present health crisis, a private family viewing and service was held in the SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, with the Rev. James C. Ramsey, officiating. Burial was private. View obituary online and leave condolences at

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