August 4, 2009
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 8/13/2009 11:00:00
Keiffer Prescot Logan Wilhelm died Tuesday, August 4, 2009 while serving in Irag; FOB Hunter with 2nd Battalion, 13th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, receiving National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon.
Keiffer was born in Willard February 24, 1990, and spent his elementary years at Willard South Central and Norwalk and his Jr. High and High School years between Willard and Pioneer.
Growing up Keif enjoyed gaming, football, wrestling and BMX racing. He also enjoyed showing animals at the fair and the Wilhelm family camping trips every summer.
Keiffer was a very loving child and grew into a caring man that would be there for anyone that needed a big “I’ll squeeze you ’till you laugh” hug.
Keiffer was very active in volunteering at the Senior Enrichment Center in Willard and also helped several years in the Toys for Tots campaign in Willard. He helped by participating at events, walking on the parades and participating in activities to support all Veterans and the elderly.
Keiffer is survived by his mother Katherine B. Annon-Wilhelm; one brother, SrA Shannon M.P. Wilhelm; one sister, Tabitha A.B. Wilhelm; maternal grandparents, Lawrence and Barbara Annon; his father, Adrian S. Wilhelm; paternal grandparents, Marvin and Patricia Wilhelm; a great-grandfather and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Keiffer was preceded in death by one cousin, Ian Brayson Wilhelm (1-13-2001 to 3-14-2004).
Friends may call on Thursday, August 13, 2009 at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard from 11AM-2PM and 5PM-8PM. Military Honors will be rendered at the funeral home on Thursday at 8PM. Memorial contributions in Keiffer’s memory may be made to Senior Enrichment Services, 315 E. Tiffin St., Willard, OH 44890 or Toy for Tots, Willard. Condolences may be left for the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
Dear family, i am having a hard time with this story. My beautiful, constantly happy son, was a victim of bullying for the last 6-8 years. I am blessed that i still have him, but my heart is so hurt and full of pain for what he has been through. My soul is truly hurting for all of you. I have never known what to do to help stop this treatment of our precious children. If there is something you aare involved in or working on, i would love to be a part of it. please feel free to contact me via email. I live in sheffield lake. i am not that far away. I so look forward to hearing from you. God bless you.. beth
I would like to send my sympathies to the family and friends of Keiffer. I think this thought in Isaiah 41:10,13 will bring you hope and comfort.
to keeifers family
i live in columbus ohio and i feel ur pain and sorrow i have been a navy wife for 25 years and just yesterday watched a movie about a young man who went to iraq and died there and the impression he made on the people while the military took him home taking chance was the movie the soilder to was only 19. i have been to war in iraq and have never left the usa. My husband went over there and what familys are having to deal with on a mental scale is more than the public could ever imagine from a ohio navy wife to a child of 19 years old over there the mental appartaus is never ending. My husband has alot of mental errors from iraq and after 25 years we are divorced cause of the type of life the military puts into these soilders heads. Your child needs to tell his story like chance did that was done by kevin bacon. The public needs to more aware that this war is destorying our childdren not helping the iraq cause at all. I have three children a boy 27, girl 21, girl 15. To this day I still deal with the mental ascept of the mental wounds that come home from iraq and probably will for the rest of my life and so do my children and how they view their once loving daddy as a sick man cause he to had a heart like your sons and now has to live the mental affection from the iraq war but so do I. So in my letter to you your son has brought to light the etrue things that our children are going thru in iraq and the military needs to be more public with their true things instead of trying tosweep everything under the carpet to save their recuirement numbers. I feel your loss and your ons story will not be forgotten or sweept under a carpet he life had a destiny and by by his death he may be saving many other lifes in another way to bring to bring to light the truth. Your son was an angel and maybe saving somones life right now by his story. God uses people in very mystery ways and just maybe your angel your son is somone else angle right now. Thnak you sharing yoru story and maybe a new law will come from your sons life and maybe the military will know that our children in iraq need to be sure that they are capable of handling war over there cause in the end all the soilders have to come home and what will athey be like when they get here. Also to the men who did this to your son must not be of true mental normal staus either. So in your sons death I hope a true wrrrior emerges and I think your son was a warrior of the heart and his soul. He shares his sjtroy with the world and it is about time the turth come out about the war and the families that have to live the war but never go to iraq.
a friendly true mosther in ohio like you who grief your loss
thank you for your time
and thank you for your son and his true bravery to this jcountry and to other
Keiffer will always be our hero!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love always, Jason and Rosa Scherer
Please know the sorrow I am feeling for you and your family. I will keep you in my prayers.
Dear Family of Kieffer Wilhelm,
I am stationed on Fort Hood Texas, but was born and raised in Willard/ Greenwich. I would like to pay respects to such a brave fallen comrade that I did not get the blessing of ever getting to meet or know and his family. My family and I extend our utmost respect and regrets to Kieffer and his family members. God Bless All Of You.
SHELLY AND FAMILY I AS SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SON,MY HEART GOES OUT TO ALL OF YOU..I KNOW LOSING A LOVED ONE IS NOT EASY I KNOW I LOST BOTH MY PARENTS 17 DAYS APART FROM EACH OTHER.WHAT HELPED ME AND MY FAMILY GET THROUGH OUR LOSS WAS TRUSTING IN THE LORD AND HAVIN ALOT OF FAITH….SO I HOPE U ALL FIND YOUR COMFORT ZONE WHATEVER THAT MAY BE…MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO U AND YOUR FAMILY..GOD BLESS!!
Our deepest sympathy to the Wilhelm family. What a sacrifice this fine young man made for our country. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
We missed you camping this year Keiffer ! You will never be forgotten. You are with our other missing camper – “Ian”. God has you both in His loving arms now.
I pray and strength and peace for the family, however there is never the right words to express the loss you are feeling. My sons have nice things to say about Keiffer they met him during a famliy camping outing and has nothing to say but nice great things of the young man they met for the summmer of 2007.
Kathy and Family:
Our heartfelt sympathy is with you in the loss of Keifer. God be with you. We are Tiffany and Jayde Todd’s other Grandparents.
I am so sorry for your loss. Keifer was a very caring young man. I remember him fondly from Pioneer. My thoughts and prayers for your family.
To the Wilhelm Family, I am so sad to hear of your loss. Keiffer was in my first grade class at Central Elem. He always had to most shy sweet smile. My prayers go out for your family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Our son was in the same platoon at Ft. Benning and was deployed with Keifer, however that went to separate bases. May God grant you peace and comfort.
Dear Wilhelm family,
Keiffer graduated with our son Cody. We wanted to be sure to tell you how sorry we are for your loss and we will be praying for you all at this time. We send our deepest sympathies to you all.
The Rogers’ family
To the Wilhelm family, our daughter graduated with Kieffer from WHS. We cannot imagine what you are going thru. We thank him for serving our country. As a veteran myself, I know what that means. May God be with you during this difficult time.
Shelly,Shane and Family: My thoughts and prayers go out to each and everyone of you— I did not have the pleasure of knowing Keefer– but I heard alot about him while at work from Shelly– he touched many lives and was loved dearly….. Unfortunately his life was cut way too short —–by paying the ultimate price for our country.
May the love of family and friends as well as the wonderful memories of Keefer help you get through this very difficult time.
Kathi and family My deepest apoligies He will be missed dearly by all who knew him the best and the country will miss a great solider He is a hero. He will be missed dearly Love always Beth and Kids
kathy, adrian, rest of the family.barb larry.first of all i want to say how sorry i am for your loss.an thanks to prescot for serving our contry.i cant not imagine your feelings of loss.know our family is thinging of yours you are in or hearts an prays barbs old friend shirley (booker)priddy the priddys dennis shirley jen rob mary em.
To Kathi and family, our deepest condolonces for your loss, our prayers and love are with you always.
To the Wilhelm family, We are sending our deepest sympathy to all of you. My memories of Keiffer are from Willard Middle School and as a classmate of my son. He was a joy to have in the classroom and just a fine young man. He had my deep respect for joining the army and now we will honor him as a hero. It is with deep regret and sorrow that we send our condolences to you. My he rest in peace.
To the Wilhelm family, We are sending our deepest sympathy to all of you. My memories of Keiffer are from Willard Middle School and as a classmate of my son. He was a joy to have in the classroom and just a fine young man. He had my deep respect for joining the army and now we will honor him as a hero. It is with deep regret and sorrow that we send our condolences to you. May he rest in peace.
TO THE WILHELM FAMILY, SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. KEIFFER AND HIS FAMILY WILL ALWAYS BE A PART OF THE BROTHERHOOD OF SOLDIERS. GOD BLESS!!!
Kathi,Barb & family; Our heartfelt condolonces are send to you from your friends at KinderNest CDC. May God grant you the strength and courage during this tragic time. All our prayers KinderNest
To the Wilhelm Family, My sincere condolonces on the loss of your brave soldier, may he rest in peace. Your in my thoughts and prayers.
Shane & family
I am so sorry to hear the sad news about your son!!! I know words can not take away the loss and hurt that you are going through, but PLEASE know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time! May God give you comfort that only he can give during a time like this!!!!!
Kathi and family. Your family is in out thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. GOD Bless.
May you Rest in Peace! and may no one forget the ultimate sacrifice that you have given to our country….I can only express how sorry I am for your loss…My brother is a marine and just recently got back from Iraq and heading to Afghanistan soon….He lost one of his best friends there and I know there are no words no matter what that can be said to comfort you or give you peace at this time…but always remember the HERO that your son was by being a soldier!!!
wilhelm family ,
We send our deepest thoughts and prayers with you and your family. The pain and loss you have are above all you could imagen.I have done what your having to endure and know the stregth it takes for you to go and do what is to be done at this time in your life. I said many of prayers for you and your family in addition to the Hero you gave to this. I send your honorable family my deepest sympathy in your time of need.Bless all of you !
Finally Bless and thank you Keiffer for giving all of yourself so my children and all of usa can remain safe and free… YOU ARE A HERO
Dear Keiffer’s Family, My heart and prayers go
out to all of you for your loss. Your son is one the bravest , hero, and good person left you to do God’s work from Heaven . I did not know your son but I have two sons who have been over there also to keep all People Free. And I know some what of the agony you are going through. We almost lost our son Nick over there. I wish I could do more for you, God bless you and keep safe. Nancy K. Bosse
To the Wilhelm family, sending our deepest regards to you and your family in your loss of Keiffer. Our prayers are with you
I did not know your son, but I want to thank you for giving your son to keep the freedom of our country. God has a special place for heroes like your son. God Bless you in your sorrow.
My deepest and sincerest sympathy for the loss of your son, brother, grandson and HERO. My thoughts and prayers will be with you today, tomorrow and years after as we remember those HEROS who have fought for our freedom. God Bless you and them.
I do not know your son nor your family but because I too am a mother of a soldier I want to express my sympathy to you & your family for the loss of your son. Also a BIG THANK YOU!!!!
My biggest fear in life is that of what you are experiencing however when a young man makes this sacrifice it is because that is what they want to offer our country.
May you find comfort in the memories of your HERO!
God Bless .
I do not know your son, nor do I know any of your family, but please accept my condolences on the loss of your son. I grew up in Willard, and it is a shock to hear of the passing of one of our own so very far away. May God grant you peace. Know that others share in your sorrow, and rest easy knowing that he died so that so many others can live free.
God Bless you,
Kathi & Family,
You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this time and always for Keifer and his bravery for all of us .May God wrap his arms around him and take him home.Our country is a better place because of the young men like your sons. May God Bless
My deepest sympathy on the loss of Keiffer. His caring attitude was very evident during the time I had the privilege of working with him at Pioneer. I will always remember him, as will his OA 2008 classmates. Thank you for allowing Keiffer to attend our school, as he touched more lives than you may realize with his kindness.
Kathi, my deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. You are in my prayers.
To the Wilhem Family:
I did not know Keiffer but I feel like I do because I have a son in the service and I know his steadfast belief in what he is doing.
May you find peace in the memories of him and know that many in this country are forever grateful to you and Keiffer.
We ask why the Lord let this happen. Don’t blame Him, let Him help you through this, that’s what He is there for. Bless you all.
Kathy, My heart is with you at this time of sorrow. Your son payed the ultimate price for our country as well as you losing him. My prayer our with you. Love Always Christy McCormack Aux post 514 American Legion.
kathi and family,we love you and our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family we loved him dearly,we will also miss him dearly.
Kathi and Family, We send heartfelt condolonces and regards to you and your family. We can not
imagine what you are going thru. May God Bless. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Shelly, Shane and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. It breaks my heart to think of the pain you all are experiencing right now. Keiffer sounded like such a wonderful human being and I’m sorry I never got to know him. Shane, you will get through this with the help of Shelly. I’m glad you two have each other. Please know that I am here for you. May Keiffer rest in peace now. Blessings to you. Love you all so very much!
Shane, Shelly and family as a veteran I know the love your son had for this country. My hope is that God will show him his love for the his sacfrice so rest of us can live free he will live forever as a hero that gave his all..
To Shelly and Family–There are no words right now, please know that I am lifting your family up in prayer and praying for God to give you all the strength you need to get through this difficult time…..we are thankful and humble for your sons sacrifice!
MY HEARTFELT DEEPEST CONDOLONCES TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ON THE LOSS OF KEIFFER. HE PAID THE ULTIMATE PRICE TO KEEP THIS COUNTRY FREE. HE WILL FOREVER BE A HERO IN OUR EYES. MAY HE REST IN ETERNAL PEACE.
LOVE AND PRAYERS
LOFTY AND JUDY
We are both so sorry for your loss.Please accept our deepest condolences.Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
To the Wilhelm family, we send out deep regards to you and your family in your time of grieving. We are members of Shavon and German Boney’s church in Salisbury, North Carolina.
To the Wilhelm family, I send out deep regards to you and your family in your time of grieving. Keiffer, had paid the ultimate sacrifice to this nation, to keep this country safe. As a fellow combat Veteran, he will forever be a hero in my eyes. May he rest in peace. David E. Smith Post 514 Commander American Legion Willard, Ohio.