Wilhelm A. “Willie” Gensler, age 77, died on Oct. 3, 2013, at Pines of Peace in Ontario.

Wilhelm A. "Willie" Gensler, age 77, died on Oct. 3, 2013, at Pines of Peace in Ontario.

Friends called from 1 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 6 at Boeheim-Pusateri Funeral Home, 77 William St., Lyons. A funeral mass was held at 10 a.m Oct. 7 at St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Lyons. Burial was in South Lyons Cemetery. Memorials can be made to Pines of Peace Hospice, Ontario; Lyons Ambulance; or St. Michael's Church, Lyons.

Willie was born in Millstream, Germany, on Oct. 1, 1936, the son of Michael and Loretta Mae Gensler. He retired from Wayne County Highway Dept. as a mechanic after 36 years of service. He had worked at Jack Samuels Ford Garage in Lyons and operated a repair shop at his home for many years. He was a member of St. Michael's Church. He served in the U.S. Army.

Willie is survived by two daughters, Susan (Terry) Lang of Tully and Cindy Baestlelin of Albany; a son, Michael (Jennell) of Lyons; and three grandchildren, Morgan, T.J. and Robert. He was predeceased by his wife, Donna, in 1989.