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Wilch, Walter Joseph, 88, passed away on Thanksgiving Day 2016. He was born July 4, 1928 to Gertrude and Paul Wilch Sr. Joe graduated from Lemon Monroe High School and was a Korean War Veteran. He retired from Jefferson Smurfit after 42 years of employment. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Paul Wilch Jr., and daughter, Elizabeth Marie Wilch. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, JoHanna (nee Pearce), a daughter, JoAnne (Greg) Bachman, and 2 granddaughters, Sarah (Robert) Stinson, and Katie (Travis) Holtzman. Private graveside services were held at the convenience of the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at