John L. Willaman, 74, of Rossville, IN passed away Saturday, February 11, 2012 at St. Vincent Hospice, Indianapolis. He was born on April 20, 1937 in Toledo, OH to Jarvey Willaman & Catherine L. (Murphy) Nagler. He married Jacquelyn A. Cole on March 5, 1960 in Terre Haute, IN and she survives. Mr. Willaman was a manager at Sonoco-Crellin for 19 years, retiring in April of 1999. His memberships include, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus 3rd and 4th Degree, Lions Club of Rossville and Elks Club of Frankfort, Angel Hill Senior Golf League and the Angel Hill Coffee Club. He started a parochial football clinic in Danville, IL and coached football for 20 years at Schlarman High School. John loved to travel with his wife in their motor home, enjoyed woodcarving, was very strong in his faith and loved his children and grandchildren. Surviving along with his wife are 2 Sons: Jay Willaman of Georgetown, IL and Jeff (Cindy) Willaman of Fairmount, IL; 2 Daughters: Jill (Shannon) Cloud of Rossville and Janna (Darrell) Petty of Frankfort; Brother-in-Law: Dean (Candi) Thompson of Danville, IL; 6 Grandchildren and 1 Great Grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather, Arthur Nagler and sister, Catherine Brown. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 14, 2012 from 4-8 p.m. at Archer-Weston Funeral Home and Cremation Service. A Rosary and Knights of Columbus service will be 8 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 15th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the St. Vincent Hospice on Payne Road, Indianapolis, envelopes will be available.
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