GEORGE W. ILER
George Warren Iler, 87, of Quincy, died at 12:45 p.m. Monday (February 9, 2015) in the Illinois Veteran's Home in Quincy.
Born January 15, 1928 in Milton, Illinois, George was the son of Evert and Fay Clary Iler. He married Lottie Lou Seeman on October 9, 1948, in Kampsville, Illinois. She preceded him in death on February 14, 1985.
Mr. Iler served his country in the United States Navy during WW II aboard the USS Mattaponi.
George was been a member of the American Postal Workers Union and the Quincy VFW Post No. 5129. He enjoyed fishing and running trout lines, tending to his garden, woodworking, cooking, dancing and playing the banjo with his mom, but his greatest joy was the time he spent with his family.
George was previously employed as a meat cutter at Ellerbrake Grocery Store and at Prairie Farms in Quincy before starting his career with the U. S. Postal Service as a Postal Clerk in the Quincy Post Office. He retired in 1989 after 33 years of service.
Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Ann Mock (Stephen) of Quincy; a son, Kelly W. Iler (Sarah) of Springfield, MO; seven grandchildren, Chris Mock (Kim Taylor), Shaun Mock (Jesse), Heather Altgilbers (Chad), Leotta Dawn Virgilio, Cherish Iler, Holley Iler and Noel Iler; twenty one great grandchildren, including, Desire' Turner, Kameron Mock, Cameron Holford, Colleen Mock, Caleb Altgilbers, Laney Altgilbers and Collin Altgilbers; and two great great grandchildren.
Mr. Iler was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lottie; an infant daughter, Colleen Elaine Iler; a son, Michael W. Iler; and three great grandchildren, Kyle Hatgis, Mary Jatip and Destiny Curtis.
Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 11:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home by the Rev. Donald Blickhan. Burial with Military Honors by the Quincy American Legion Post No. 37 and U.S. Navy Funeral Honors Detail will be in Greenmount Cemetery.
Visitation will be Thursday morning from 10:00 until the time of services at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Illinois Veteran's Home Activity Fund.