Cyril Donald Wilhelmi

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    After nearly a decade of battling health issues, Cyril Donald Wilhelmi passed peaceably from this earth on Dec. 16 in Pagosa Springs, Colo.
    Cyril (Don) is the eldest of three brothers and three sisters. Born in Elgin, Ill., on Feb. 24, 1950, to Cyril Joseph and Merilda (DeRosier) Wilhelmi, Don spent his early years in Crystal Lake, Ill., before moving to California soon after high school. Don returned to the Crystal Lake area, where he lived until later in life when he moved again with his wife, Julie (Frost), from their home in Lake in the Hills, Ill., to a ranch outside of Pagosa Springs.
    Don had several successful businesses throughout his life — a thriving cleaning and maintenance company in California, a prosperous residential and commercial construction company in Illinois, and a remodeling and refurbishing business that he worked at until health issues disabled him performing his duties. Don had a reputation for high-quality craftsmen and over the years has generously helped a lot of people with their construction projects.
    Don is survived by his wife, Julie (Frost), daughter Sara, son Sean, and grandchildren Collin and Charlie Patterson, and Olivia and Jaqueline Wilhelmi.
    We wish Don our very best and he will be loved and missed.
    Please provide Don’s family with your memories of him at DonWmemories@gmail.com.