Edward "Ted" Willim III

November 21, 1932 ~ March 20, 2022 (age 89)

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OBITUARY: Edward Willim III (Age 89)


On Sunday, March 20th, 2022, Edward “Ted” Willim III of Vanceburg, Kentucky, devoted husband, uncle, brother and father, died of Covid. He is survived by his children, Valarie Elizabeth Rabung (Thomas), Stephanie Willim-Ostmann (Kevin Ford) and niece Karen Ruping.  He was blessed with six grandchildren; Bryan Rabung, Matthew Rabung (Alex), Christopher Rabung (Candice King), James Ostmann (Haley), Hans Ostmann and Lars Ostmann and three great granddaughters Maddison Doyle, Mylene Rabung and Reagan Rabung.


He was predeceased by his parents Edward Willim, Jr. and Christine Kirby Willim, his wife, Marilyn June Baker Willim, his brother Donald Kirby Willim (Burgi Willim), and his son Edward Willim IV. He was a graduate of Ben Franklin University with a Masters degree in Accounting. He worked for the National Institutes of Health Department of Health and Human Services prior to retiring to the family farm in Vanceburg, KY where he enjoyed being a gentleman farmer. He was health conscious, ran marathons and was an avid soccer player. His quick wit, generous heart and easy-going personality won the hearts of family and friends. He was active in the Maysville Presbyterian Church serving as Deacon, volunteering as the treasurer for the Vanceburg Fire Department and an active member of the VFW. He also served in the Army during the Korean War. He leaves behind a legacy of love and giving which is now bestowed upon his children and grandchildren.


Viewing will be at Gaydos Funeral Home in Vanceburg, KY on Friday, March 25th 5:00-8:00pm. Funeral Services will be at First Presbyterian Church of Maysville on Saturday, March 26th at 10:00am with Pastor Jim Dougans presiding. The family will have a graveside service at the Maysville/Mason County Cemetery.


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March 25, 2022

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Gaydos Funeral Home
159 Second St
Vanceburg, KY 41179

Funeral Service
March 26, 2022

10:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church of Maysville

Graveside Service
March 26, 2022

11:00 AM
Maysville/Mason County Cemetery

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