John Wilhelm passed away August 20,2022 after a lengthy illness. He was born Sept 30, 1936, in Tyler, Minnesota.
He moved to Los Angeles in 1942 at age 6. He attended Pepperdine University for 3 years and then entered the Army and served as a sharpshooter for 2 years. He was in banking for over 50 years. He worked in disaster relief for the government and worked for The Money Store in Sacramento. His last job after retiring was with the River Cats. But he always said his favorite job was working at Disneyland the first year it opened!
He moved to Northern California in 1969, meeting the love of his life Gay, his wife of 52 years. He was the loving father of Keith, Kevin, and Shelley. Shelley preceded him in death in 1994. He leaves behind grandson Cameron and granddaughters, Ashley. Allison and Keira.
After retiring he volunteered at Rocklin Police Department as a community service officer and was Grand jury Forman. He also played softball for Lincoln Hills.
His true calling was working as assistant coach for Del Oro High School’s girls’ varsity basketball team for over 10 years and continued as a faithful fan.
In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to Del Oro High School, John, and Shelley Wilhelm Memorial Scholarship. Checks made payable to Del Oro High School with John and Shelley’s Scholarship in the memo line. The scholarship is awarded once a year to a senior girl based on her achievements and an essay on Shelley’s quote, “Think freely, pursue the truth and follow your heart”.
Thank you for your kindness. The Wilhelm family
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