WHITEWATER — Willie E. Entz, 97, died Friday (Dec. 25, 2009) at Wheat State Manor in Whitewater.

He was born on Feb. 24, 1912, on a farm near Whitewater. He was a lifetime resident of the area.

On Oct. 25, 1950, he married Dorothy Wiebe in Aberdeen, Idaho. The couple made its home on the farm near Whitewater where Willie farmed and raised livestock.

He was a member of Emmaus Mennonite Church of Whitewater.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; four sons, Charles and wife, Charis, of Whitewater, Alan of Park City, Andy and wife, Lisa, of Wichita, James and wife, Genia, of Benton; two daughters, Nancy Entz of Whitewater, Margie and husband, Gerald Busenitz, of Newton; a sister, Anna Busenitz of Newton; 21 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.