Willis B. Noftsger, 78, of Alpha, died Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at Seminary Manor, in Galesburg. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 12 at Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home, in Alpha. A visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, in Cambridge, where graveside military services will be conducted. Memorials may be left to the Tri-County Ambulance Service or Oxford American Legion Post #1197.
He was born March 21, 1941, in Leon, Iowa, to Bruce and Jennie (Struble) Noftsger. Willis married Wanda E. Roule on April 9, 1966, in Leon, Iowa. She died April 26, 2017. Willis was a U.S. Army veteran.
He was employed at the Michigan/Wisconsin Pipeline and retired from ANR Pipeline Company. Willis later worked part-time at CPS in Viola. He was a former commander of the Oxford American Legion Post #1197.
Survivors include one daughter, Wendy Capps, of Des Moines, Iowa; one sister, Sharon (Billy) Jones, of Lamoni, Iowa; one brother-in-law and sister-in-law, David and Bonnie Roule, of Uniontown, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and two sons, Billy and Wayne.