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August 7, 2020

6/26/2020 7:29:00 AM
Gene Wilmot

Gene Wilmot, age 81, died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, June 20, 2020. Gene was born in Rhinelander, on June 30, 1938, to Raymond and Anna (Arndt) Wilmot. He loved classic cars, American Pickers, and family more than anything else in the world.

Gene worked for Moritz Tires and retired from US Stick. Gene enjoyed working on classic cars and showing them off in car shows. Gene loved telling stories and sharing them with anyone willing to listen. For Gene, the only thing closer to his heart than his love of antique cars was his family.

Gene married Judy Ann Meisler on Aug. 27, 1966 and together they raised their family of five children here in Rhinelander.

Gene is survived by his wife, Judy; his daughters, Philena (Michael) Thompson, Melissa (William) Meyers and Michelle (Daniel) Littleton; his sons, Dean (Congetta) Wilmot and Jess (Michelle) Wilmot; his grandchildren: Austin, Melinda, Kira, Raymond, Nathaniel, Dominic, Alexander, Riley, Jordy and Mayzie; his sister, Nancy (Roy) Lechner and his brother, Dave (Beverly) Wilmot. Also surviving are nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hildebrand Funeral Home & Cremation Specialists, 24 E. Davenport Street, Rhinelander, 715-365-4343. You are invited to leave a condolence at

Reader Comments

Posted: Friday, July 24, 2020
Article comment by: Charles Lehne

Gene or Willy as we back in the 50's knew him first met in 7th grade at Zion Lutheran in Mr Kuep's class. We were friends for quite a long time until I left for the Army and never came back to Rhinelander. Rest in peace and the Lord be with you my old friend Willy. Charlie Lehne
Dean or Jess please call me at the phone number listed above I have a lot of memories of your Dad and I growing up since 7th grade. Look forward to your call.

Posted: Thursday, July 9, 2020
Article comment by: Craig Strid

Gene be with God. I always enjoyed bringing a squad to Moritz tire so I could be treated by the likable character of Gene. A shared conversation was that we both had huskies. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
Craig Strid

Posted: Saturday, June 27, 2020
Article comment by: Lynn Kielhold (Tuchalski)

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted: Saturday, June 27, 2020
Article comment by: Diana Meirhofer, Krueger

Judy and family my prayers go out to you and your family.

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