JOHNSONBURG - Walter E. Biel, 91, of 3712 Wilcox Road, Wilcox, died Thursday morning (April 19, 2012) at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys, following a brief illness.
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He is survived by daughters, Bonita "Bonnie" (Dennis) Sorg of Johnsonburg and Nancy (Herman) Guenther of Portville, N.Y.; a son, John E. "Jack" (Cynthia) Biel of Johnsonburg; stepchildren, Frank E. (Ruth) Austin of Gerry, N.Y., and Clara (Gene) Milks of Randolph, N.Y.; 30 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Leo Biel of Glen Hazel, Andrew Biel and Francis (Marie) Biel, both of Johnsonburg, and Peter (Shirley) Biel of Wilcox.
Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral Home, 401 Chestnut St., Johnsonburg, where a funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday. Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens, Ridgway.
Published in The Bradford Era from Apr. 20 to Apr. 27, 2012