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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

NC/RC (NWA) Capt. Willis E. Schubert

WWII veteran, NC/RC (NWA) Capt. Willis E. Schubert
October 21, 1921 ~ August 2, 2015
Notification with the passing of WWII/USAF veteran retired NC/RC pilot Captain Willis Schubert, age 93.  Captain Schubert's obituary notes that he joined North Central Airlines following his military career.  He would have retired with Republic before the Republic/NWA merger.  Captain Schubert was widowed just two months ago with the passing of his wife Wanda...please see obituaries below.
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website's Book of Memories at http://www.fredcdames.com/ The funeral home site notes that visitation is this evening with funeral services tomorrow August 5th in Joliet Illinois.
                    Thank you,
                        ~ Carol for the PCN
Willis E. Schubert, "Bill", age 93, passed away peacefully, Sunday, August 2, 2015, at Rosewood Care Center.
Born in Joliet, and a life long Joliet area resident. A W.W.II U. S. Air Force veteran serving in the European Theater attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He also served in the Air Force Reserves for many years following his active duty. Retired from Delta Airlines as an airline pilot captain after many years of service. Formerly employed by Northwest Airlines, Republic Airlines, and began his civilian aviation career with North Central Airlines. Following Bill's retirement with the commercial airlines, he continued in aviation by teaching others to fly in Joliet and Bolingbrook. Bill was also chief pilot for A&M Aviation and flew many charter flights following airline retirement. Bill especially enjoyed the peace and tranquility of his home, his oak tree, gardening, woodworking and caring for his animals. Bill had several published articles written on history, the Old West, and the Civil War.
Loving father of William J. Schubert and Sharyn (Larry) Perinar; devoted grandfather of Larry (Patricia) Perinar, Jr., and Kari A. (Dennis) Sullivan; great-grandfather of Stacey, Brenna, Mitch, Ginger, and Rocky Perinar, and Jack and Fiona Sullivan.
Preceded in death by his loving wife, Wanda L. (nee Mather) Schubert (May 21, 2015); parents, William and Florence (nee Page) Schubert; and one sister, Mary (Lewis) Bowers.
Special thanks to the wonderful nurses and aides at Rosewood Care Center, and the staff from Joliet Area Community Hospice.
Funeral services for Willis E. "Bill" Schubert will be held Wednesday, August 5, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet. Interment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery where full military honors will be conducted under the auspices of the United States Air Force.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name can be made to the Joliet Area Community Hospice.
Visitation Tuesday, 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
For information (815) 741-5500 or visit his Book of Memories at www.fredcdames.com
.Published in www.theherald-news.com/ from Aug. 3 to Aug. 4, 2015
Wanda L. Schubert (nee Mather)
October 2, 1925 ~ May 21, 2015
Age 89, passed away peacefully Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Rosewood Care Center.
Beloved wife of 70 years to Willis E. Schubert; loving mother of William J. Schubert and Sharyn (Larry) Perinar; devoted grandmother of Larry (Patricia) Perinar, Jr. and Kari A. (Dennis) Sullivan; great-grandmother of Stacey, Brenna, Mitch, Ginger and Rocky Perinar; Jack and Fiona Sullivan; Also survived by two sisters, Mary (Jerry) Smith and Betty Stettler; two brothers, John (Linda) Mather and Paul Mather and many nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by her parents, Oval and Florence (nee Johnston) Mather; sister, Wilma Harper; and brother, Carl Mather
Wanda loved to horseback ride and spent some of her happiest moments on "Sam" her quarter horse. She loved her adopted cat Missy who was at her side constantly the last years. She loved to oil paint, sew and take walks in the woods, dreaming of going back to her beloved Ozark Mountains.
Special thanks to the wonderful nurses and aides at Rosewood Care Center, and the staff from Joliet Area Community Hospice. Finally, our heartfelt thanks to Lucy Jachma for her compassionate, loving care during the last year.

Visitation for Wanda L. Schubert will be held Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home 3200 Black Rd. (at Essington Rd.) Joliet from 3-7 p.m. Services and interment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name can be made to the Will County Humane Society, 24109 W. Seil Road, Shorewood, IL 60404. For information (815) 741-5500.

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