George T. Willand, age 62, of Fox Lake, died July 28, 2009 at Centegra Hospital – McHenry.
He was born September 22, 1946 in Chicago to George Sr. and Mae (Ozekha) Willand.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
George was a longtime resident of Wauconda before moving to Fox Lake. He was employed as a sheet metal worker for 39 years retiring on September 1, 2008. He was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union #73.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and juste being outdoors. He was a very loving father and grandfather.
He is survived by his children, Michael (Heather) Willand of Volo, Anthony (Dawn) Perham of Fox Lake, Russ Perham of Waukegan, Kevin Johnson, Keith Johnson, Shane Johnson; three grandchildren, Grace, Carrie, Danielle; a sister Jane (John) Jacobsen of Park Ridge; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth W. Willand in 2002; and his parents.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 30, 2009, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050.
Visitation will resume on Friday, July 31, from 9 a.m. until prayers are said at 10 a.m. leaving for the 10:30 a.m. funeral Mass celebrated at The Church of Holy Apostles, 5211 W. Bull Valley Road, McHenry, Il 60050.
Interment in Wauconda Cemetery, Wauconda.
For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, memorials to the American Cancer Society, Janet Smith, Memorials Chairperson, 200 S. Green St., McHenry, IL 60050, would be appreciated by the family.
For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-2400. Friends may send an on-line condolence to the family at www.justenfh.com.