A lifelong Webster Parish resident, George P. Wiltheis Jr. was born May 30, 1919 in Grove and died at home Feb. 26, 2016. George was a veteran of World War II, came home from war, married, started a family and began dairy farming. Later in life, he changed from dairy farming to raising beef cattle until his retirement.

He was preceded in death by his wife Darthie Lowe Wiltheis, his parents Porter and Nena Wiltheis and sister Sarah Beck.

He is survived by three children, daughter Debbie Higginbotham (husband Joe) of Little Rock, Arkansas, sons Dulane and Dewey Wiltheis of Minden, three grandsons, one great-grandson, nephew Charles Beck (wife Rita) of Minden and numerous other nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 29, 2016 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden and the funeral will be Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden.

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