Gerhard W. Loessin
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Gerhard W. Loessin, 88, of Wilmington, DE passed away on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at the Christiana Hospital in Newark.
Born in Philadelphia, PA he was the son of the late Gerhard W. Loessin, Sr. and Clara Kobold Loessin. Bill was veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp during WWII serving as a B17 Ball Turret Gunner taking part in 35 missions over Germany, France and Belgium. He was a member of the 303rd Bomb Group serving in the 358th Bomb Squadron. Following his return home he began his career as a plumber and had been a member of the Plumber and Pipefitters Local 74 since 1951.
Bill is survived by his son, Robert "Will" Loessin and daughter, Carol Loessin. He was predeceased by his wife Kay in 2011 and 4 sisters.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, December 31, at 2 pm in the Chapel at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, DE. Family and friends may visit on Monday, December 31 from 12:30 to 1:15 pm at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Rd., Pike Creek.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Bill to Gary L. Moncur, Historian, 303rd Bomb Group, 4483 Palmer Drive, West Valley City, UT 84120-5052 or www.303rd.com.
To offer condolences, visit
Doherty Funeral Homes - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road
Wilmington, DE 19808
Published in The News Journal on Dec. 28, 2012