We Live in Hearts We
Leave Behind ~ Thomas Campbell
Wilbert "Wib" Alms
A funeral will be held Thursday, December 6, 2012 for 92 year old Wilbert "Wib" Alms of Chester, IL who died Sunday, December 2, 2012 at Three Springs Lodge Nursing Home in Chester, IL.
Wib was born April 27, 1920 in Steeleville, IL, the son of Henry and Anna (Gerberding) Alms. He married Alma Pruesse on September 18, 1943 in Perryville, MO and she preceded him in death on October 6, 1981. He later married Ioan (Bivens) McKinney on July 27, 1982 in Chester, IL and she survives of Chester, IL.
Also surviving is one son, Robert Alms of Atlanta, GA. Four step children, Don McKinney, Mark McKinney and Tracy Maue all of Chester, IL and Tim McKinney of Stillwater, OK. One sister, Helen Holm of Steeleville, IL. Two sisters-in-law, Lois Alms of Steeleville, IL and Hilda Alms of Mattoon, IL. 14 grandchildren and many great grandchildren also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife and two brothers.
Visitation will be from 5pm to 8pm Wednesday, December 5, 2012 and after 7:30am Thursday, December 6, 2012 at the Pechacek-McClure Funeral Home in Chester, IL.
A funeral for 92 year old Wilbert "Wib" Alms will be at 11am Thursday, December 6, 2012 at the Pechacek-McClure Funeral Home in Chester, IL with Rev. Peter Ill officiating.
Burial will be in the St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Chester, IL.
Memorials can be made to the Radio Fund of St. John Lutheran Church in Chester, IL.