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Aarion Willhauck

Aarion Willhauck

Posted: Monday, May 18, 2009 5:40 pm

 The Messenger, May 18, 2009

Lt. Cmdr. Aarion Willhauck, 78, of Pensacola, Fla., died May 12, 2009. He was a former resident of Union City.

Services were 11 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Pensacola, with Dr. Robert Mills and the Rev. Karen Evans officiating. Burial followed there at Barrancas National Cemetery, with full military honors.

Pallbearers were Howard Grimes and his grandsons: Aaron Manning, Andrew Manning, Michael McKee, Travis McKee and David Bebo. Honorary pallbearers were Ted Grant, Robert McGinn and Price Legg.

Harper-Morris Memorial Chapel in Pensacola was in charge of arrangements.

He was born Sept. 19, 1930, in Union City, son of the late Everett and Ollie Willhauck. He was a 1953 graduate of East Tennessee State University, where he earned a bachelor of science degree. His 23-year career in the U.S. Navy included earning his wings in October 1955. He was also a retired county court security officer and county court mediator for the Escambia County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Department. He had been involved in real estate sales for 10 years and was a member of Pensacola First United Methodist Church and Open Heart, Open Minds Sunday School Class. He was an avid golfer.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Ann Willhauck; four daughters and sons-in-law, Jacqueline and Dale Bruetting, Carolyn and Fred Dunsing, Jennifer and Thom McKee and Amy and Jack Kreitzburg; his twin brother and sister-in-law, Marion and Betty Willhauck; 16 grandchildren; and seven nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by two sisters.

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