Willis “Willie” Wolfswinkel, age 80, of Amboy, passed away on February 1, 2020 in the Mapleton Community Home. The family is planning a Memorial Service on Friday, February 7, 2020 at 4 PM at the First Baptist Church in Winnebago. Visitation one hour prior. Spencer Owen Funeral Home. www.SpencerOwen.com
Willis was born July 20, 1939 in Hull, IA. He served in the US Navy as a Jet Mechanic, flew helicopters and did water rescue from the helicopters into the ocean during the Vietnam Era.
He married Janet Glass on December 12, 1988 in Sioux Falls, SD.
He sold insurance for many years, He also drove truck with his wife for J&R Schugel CO as a team driver. Willie logged over a million miles. During one of his drives, He is credited for saving two teenage girls from a prostitution ring, this put him on National TV. He worked part time for Don Grover of Amboy before retiring.
He loved to play Pool, and ride motorcycle. He built the Country Dining Cafe in Amboy.
Willie is survived by his wife of 31 years, Janet; children, David (Michelle) Wolfswinkel, Darla (Ron) Hacker and Dawn Wolfswinkel; step-son, Jerry Dent; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; sister, Millie Tebben; many other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by his parents, son, sister and two brothers.