Daniel E. “Boone” Willmirth

Daniel E. “Boone” Willmirth, age 66 of Cape Girardeau and formerly of Marble Hill, Missouri and Keyesport, Illinois, died at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Wednesday, June 21, 2017.

Mr. Willmirth was born on June 3, 1951, in Highland, Illinois, a son of George E. “Ed” and Leona (Links) Willmirth. He married Annie Madden on May 20, 1972, and they were later divorced. He married Connie Belew on September 27, 1988, and they were divorced.

Mr. Willmirth is survived by his daughter – Noelle S. Thrower and husband Roy of Winder, Georgia; a son – Zachary C. Willmirth of Marble Hill; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; two sisters – Darlene Jackson and husband Tom of Mulberry Grove, Illinois and Phyllis Heuberger and Bob of Carlyle; and a brother – Larry “Bob” Willmirth and wife Janet of Keyesport.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and 2 sons – Daniel D. Willmirth on May 9, 1993 and Matthew W. Willmirth on September 4, 2011.

Mr. Willmirth was a veteran of the United States Navy, proudly serving on the U.S.S. Ticonderoga from 1969-1971. He was a laborer working out of Local 397 in Granite City, Illinois, and Boone loved raising and riding horses.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Sunday, June 25, 2017, at Zieren Funeral Home in Carlyle, Illinois. Rev. Ray Greenlee will officiate the service, and a committal service will follow at McKendree Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 11:00 A.M. until the time of the service at Zieren Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy in memory of Mr. Willmirth are suggested to the American Lung Association and will be received at Zieren Funeral Home.

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