Lavern George Wiler, age 81, of Erie, died unexpectedly on Friday January 25, 2013 at UPMC Hamot. He was born in Erie, Pa., a son of the late Amos and Susan Lindinberger Wiler. George graduated from Erie Tech in 1950 and then served in the Army Ordnance Corps during the Korean Conflict stationed in Italy. He was a member of St. Jude the Apostle Parish. George's great loves were his extensive family, his cabin â€" Woodmere, and sports. He enjoyed time spent with family and friends camping, hunting and fishing at his cabin in all seasons. From high school on, George played basketball, baseball, and football including participating in the Glenwood, rec soft ball, and slow pitch leagues. All his children remember the fun times growing up on the baseball field. He was a Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Indians fan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Richard. He is survived by his wife of 59 years Marion Gott Wiler; and his seven children: Randy (Maggie) Wiler, Janine (Dan) Canfield, Karen (Randy) Eger, all of Erie, Charlene (Tom) Friedrich of Franklin, Pa., Brenda (Jeff) Dombrowski of Erie, Beth (Bill) Gilbert of Girard, and Sandy (James) Piotrowski of Boise, Idaho. He is further survived by fifteen grandchildren: Brett (Gretchen) Wiler, Keith (Cara) Canfield, Heather Simora, Jeff (Santina) Eger, Ryan (Jenni) Eger, Brian (Wendy) Friedrich, Jason Friedrich, Courtney (Ward) Williamson, Shannon (Tim) McConnell, Nicholas (Rachel) Dombrowski, Sara Dombrowski, Cody Gilbert, Kalie Gilbert, Marshall Piotrowski, and Maddie Piotrowski; ten great grandchildren; a sister Sarah Herman, a sister-in-law Joan Wiler; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Burton Westlake Funeral Home, 3801 W. 26th St. (at Powell Ave.) and are invited to services on Wednesday January 30, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home, with Rev. Matt Strickenberger presiding. Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the
, 2115 W. 38th St., Erie, PA 16508 and the Humane Society of NWPA, 2407 Zimmerly Rd., Erie, PA 16506. Send condolences at www.Burtonfuneralhome.com.
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Published in the Erie Times-News on Jan. 28, 2013