Galena Daily Gazette
29 November 1921

Death of Otto Willy, Sr.

Funeral Will Be Held To-Morrow Morning at 9:00 O'Clock

Otto Willy, Sr., was born in Galena, May 20, 1846 and passed into final rest on the morning of Nov. 28, 1921. Mr. Willy has resided in Galena his entire life with the exception of three years that he spent in the west. He was united in marriage with Miss Mary Schneere in 1870, his wife having preceded him to the great beyond 22 years ago. Two children, Rev. Fr. Henry Willy and an infant son, Joseph also preceded their father in death. The following children survive: Mrs. William Stierman, George, Otto, Jr., and Miss Emma all of this city and Edward of Bellevue. Eight grandchildren also survive, besides one sister, Mrs. Pauline Armbruster and three brothers, August, Joseph and Frank.

Mr. Willy followed the occupation of a blacksmith for many years, retiring about a year ago.

The funeral services will be held at St. Mary's Catholic church Wednesday morning at 9:00 o'clock, the cortege leaving the house for the church at 8:30 o'clock.

Submitted by Tim Doser