Joseph Wakeland Wilma Wakeland


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Posted Online: Dec. 12, 2012, 5:59 pm
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A celebration of life service for Joseph and Wilma Wakeland, New Boston, will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Bewley Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Aledo. Military honors will be conducted by the Mercer County VFW Post 1571. Burial will be at the New Boston Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Joseph C. Wakeland memorial fund.
Joseph died on Nov. 17, 2012. Wilma died on Jan. 14, 2007.












 




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