Villers, Gaylord Arthur-October 4, 2010
Gaylord Arthur VILLERS, age 97, of Whitewater, Wisconsin, passed away on Monday, October 4, 2010, at Fairhaven in Whitewater, WI.
Gaylord was born in Wolf Summit, West Virginia on August 27, 1913, the son of Arthur and Lydia Louise (Mercer) Villers. On October 30, 1937, Gaylord married Jeanette Lucille Preston in Hammond, Indiana. Gaylord worked as a engineering designer for the Fluor Corporation, Pioneer Engineering, and Westinghouse. He was involved in Power Plant operations and designs. During WWII Gaylord worked on the Manhattan Project for the WWII A-Bomb designing the triggering mechanisms for bombs. He resided in Park Ridge, Illinois, Black Earth, Wisconsin, and Colorado before moving to Whitewater, Wisconsin in 2000.Gaylord was a Boy Scout Leader in Park Ridge, Illinois. He loved traveling in the Western United States, US history, and dealing antiques.
Surviving are: Wife: Jeanette Villers, Whitewater, WI, Daughter: Joyce (Thomas) Ryan, Whitewater, WI, Son: Gaylord A. (Deborah) Villers Jr., Barrington, Il, Grandchildren: Josh (Hong) Ryan, Jamie Ryan, Ned (Kirsten) Villers, Kate Villers and Preston Villers, and Great-Grandchildren: Fiona Ryan and Theo Villers.
Gaylord was preceded in death by his parents, and seven siblings: Olin, James, Frank, Eloise, Evelyn, Jean and Frances.
Funeral Services will be held Sunday, October 10, 2010, at 12:00PM at the Nitardy Funeral Home Chapel, 550 N. Newcomb Street, Whitewater, Wisconsin with Rev. Kimberly Brumm officiating.
Friends may call after 11:00AM on Sunday at the funeral home until the services.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Misericordia Home, 6300 N. Ridge Road, Chicago, IL 60660 or to the Fairhaven Corporation, Whitewater, WI.