GREENVILLE - Wilbur McMaken, 94, of Greenville, passed away Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at 12:15 pm, at Alterra Sterling House, Greenville.
Wilbur was born July 29, 1918, in Piqua, the son of Fred and Ruth (Denman) McMaken. Wilbur, a World War II veteran, was retired from Van Leer Container. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 7262.
In addition to his parents, Wilbur was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Betty (Byers) McMaken; son, Stephen L. McMaken; brothers, Forrest McMaken, Richard McMaken, John McMaken, and Walter McMaken; and sister, Betty McMaken Frantom.
Wilbur is survived by his daughter, Charlene (Tom) Pickerill-Bowman of Delaware, Ohio; son, Fred (Pat) McMaken of Greenville; grandchildren, Blair (Kim) Pickerill of Louisville, Ky., Craig (Amanda) Pickerill of Washington Court House, Eric (Julia) Pickerill of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Troy McMaken of Nashville, Tenn., Tara McMaken of Nashville, Tenn. and Kari (Noah) Hutson of Columbus; step-grandchildren, Jessica Strong-Lee of West Milton and Jennifer Strong of Cleveland; nine great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements have been entrusted with the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com.
Published in Piqua Daily Call on Feb. 22, 2013