John (JW) Wilhelmsen


John (JW) Wilhelmsen passed away August 10, 2022, surrounded by his wife Shirley and daughter Cheryl Wilsey.

John Theodore Wilhelmsen was born in Rome, N.Y., on April 28, 1931.

He is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Linda and Tom Conley of Orlando, Florida, and Cheryl and Leone Wilsey of White City, Oregon; grandsons, Karl Wilhelmsen and Curtis Wilhelmsen.

John was an active member of the Lee Center Legion Post 1794. John was First President of the Sons of the American Legion for Post 1794. John was a member of the Baron Steuben Lodge #264.

He had a Long Haul Trucking Co. and also a plumbing business. He put in many septic systems in this area.

He retired to the Oregon Coast and married Shirley.

Shirley is returning John’s ashes to be placed in the forest that he planted years ago.