Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois

Carl J. Wiskirchen

Carl J. Wiskirchen, age 92, of 2309 Harrison, died September 20, 2011, at 4:43 pm in Blessing Hospital.

Carl was born May 28, 1919 in Quincy, Illinois, the son of Albert and Catherine Hoffman Wiskirchen. He married Althea F. “Tudie” Meyer on April 6, 1943 in the Chapel at the Aviation Cadet Center in San Antonio, TX. She preceded him in death on April 13, 2003.

Carl served in the U. S. Army from 1941-1942, and was a First Lt. in Army Air Corps from August of 1943 to October of 1945. He was a member of the 455th Bomber Group which flew B-24 Bombers based out of Italy. He was a self employed building contractor, a real estate broker and served 30 years as a member of the Adams County Board where he was board chairman for one term.

Carl was a life member of Twin Oaks and South Side Boat Club. He was also a member of The Elks Club, The Eagles Club, South Side Commercial Club, and The American Legion. He enjoyed hunting and traveling.

Survivors include: a sister, Marian Lammers of Quincy, nephews and nieces, Alan (Barb) Meyer, John (Jayne) Lammers, Bing Lammers, all of Quincy, IL, Ann (Marc) Peterson of Centennial, CO, and Jolynn (Larry) Bricker of Mesa, AZ; numerous great nieces & nephews, and great great nieces and nephews.

Carl was also preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Cathy Louise Wiskirchen, and three sisters, Alberta Spohler, Connie J. Meyer, and Virginia Koch.

Services: 10:00 am Friday, September 23, 2011 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, with Rev. Brian Damrow officiating.

Burial: Greenmount Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois

Visitation: 9:00 am – 10:00 am, Friday September 23, 2011 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home

Memorials: Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ Quincy or Blessing Hospital


Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.

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