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Wilbur Giltner

Mr. Giltner
Mr. Giltner

Wilbur E. Giltner, 97, of 150 Sycamore St., Tiskilwa died Sept. 8, 2019, in Liberty Village, Princeton.

He was born June 27, 1922, to Lowry Elmer and Jennie Adair (Colvin) Giltner. He married Doris Marie Gust-afson on Sept. 7, 1947. They shared 72 years together. She survives in Princeton.

He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by five brothers and five sisters.

Wilbur was manager of Plant Operations, Maintenance and Laundry at Perry Memorial Hospital for 26 years, retiring in 1984. He was a member of the American Society for Hospital Engineers. As a member of Central Illinois Chapter of Hospital Engineers he was elected chapter president in 1975 and 1976, and Secretary-Treasurer in 1983 and 1984.

He was elected to the International Hospital Maintenance Institute in 1963 and served as an adviser to the International Membership Committee until his retirement in 1984.

Wilbur was a member of the Illinois State Association of Power Engineers, National Association of Institutional Laundry Managers, and Chapter 31 of the Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Union.

He was a member of Bureau County Regional Planning Commission for 21 years and served as Chairman of Commission the last 11 years of his tenure.

He was a member of First Lutheran Church of Princeton.

Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Wednesday in First Lutheran Church, Princeton. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in First Lutheran Church, Princeton with the Rev. Bill Shields officiating. Burial will be at Elm Lawn Memorial Park, Princeton.

Memorials may be directed to First Lutheran Church, Princeton.

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