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John R. Willmer - 88

Chicago Heights, Illinois

John R. Willmer. Age 88. Longtime Chicago Heights resident, born and raised in Harvey, Illinois. Graduate of Thornton Township High School. Retired Carpenter and Proprietor of Traditional Builders and Viking Acoustical. Husband for 65 years of Greta nee Mearns. Father of Bryan Willmer and Carolyn (Miles) McBride. Grandfather of Amber (Bryan) Smetana and Miles (Fiancé Tori O’Connor) McBride, Rachel McBride, and Owen McBride. Great grandfather of Hayden and Scarlett Smetana. Son of the late Stella nee Makaryk and Willis nee Willmer. Brother of the late Emil “Jack” (late Wilma) and Everet “Pete” Willmer. Uncle and friend of many. A Celebration of Life will be hosted at the Derby House, 7048 Steger Road, Frankfort, IL on Saturday June 1, 2024 starting at 3:00 pm. Info Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, Chicago Heights 708-481-9230 and  

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