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Millard A. "Wimpy" Willgens, a retired machinist who enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors, died Thursday (Sept. 23, 1999) at his Lancaster home after a brief illness. He was 81.

A native of Buffalo, Willgens graduated from Seneca Vocational School in 1936 and went to work for Niagara Machine and Tool Works. Except for a stint as an Army military policeman during World War II, Willgens worked at Niagara Machine and Tool for 43 years before retiring in 1980.

He was a member of the Depew Lodge 823 F&AM in Lancaster. He also enjoyed gardening and crossword puzzles and was an avid mall walker during his retirement years.

He is survived by his wife, the former Thelma Alford; a son, Louis Tripi of Lancaster; and two grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Gilbert W. Danzer Funeral Home, 5363 Genesee St., in Bowmansville. Burial will be in Lancaster Rural Cemetery.


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