Joseph Wilfer

September 30, 1933 ~ August 23, 2021 (age 87)

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Warren - Joseph Wilfer, born Sept. 30, 1933 in Duisburg, Germany, passed away suddenly on August 23, 2021 at the age of 87 at his home in Howland.

Joseph became a master electrician at age 17 in Germany after overcoming the tragedies of war and the death of both parents at a young age. He came to the U.S. in 1955 with his wife Hildegard where he worked for another 50 years as a lineman with IBEW 71. He was a very talented man at his craft, valued and praised by all of his employers and coworkers and receiving special recognitions from the IBEW for his service. There was nothing he couldn’t repair and would always help any family member or friend.
Joseph was a very meticulous and organized person, but he loved parties and was proud of providing only the best for his family. Christmas and graduations we’re special.

Joseph leaves behind his wife Hildegard to whom he was married for 68 years and their six children: Hedi Lohr, Cindy Wilfer, Sheila Wilfer, Robert (Heidi) Wilfer, Ronny Wilfer and Gary (Cindy) Wilfer and five grandchildren: Jennings and Eric Lohr and Courtney, Justin and Mitchell Wilfer and two great-grandchildren.

No services will be held at this time.

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