MANSFIELD: Willard William Au, 68, of Mansfield, Ohio died Saturday, August 13, 2011 at his residence.
Born October 2, 1942 in Mansfield, Ohio (Richland County) he was the son of Marshall and Elsie (Elliott) Au.
Willard worked for CSX as a camp car attendant and attended Citi Church when he was able.
He loved to ride motorcycles and work on cars.
Willard also liked the outdoors, especially fishing.
He was the kind of person that would give you the shirt off his back to help anyone. Willard loved and enjoyed his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra (Long) Au; daughters, Ronda Hubbard, Robin (Randy) Decker, and Claudia Au (Marshall Levins); grandchildren, Shane Decker, Cody Decker, Kaden Brown, Sierra Decker, Avery Brown, and SaMeah Levins; brothers, Terry Au and Lee Au.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Willa Wright and Carol Nolen, and his son, Michael Rickey.
Friends may call Wednesday, August 17, 2011 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Diamond St. Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 98 S. Diamond St., Mansfield.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home, conducted by Pastor Micah Pelkey.
Burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Online guest registry at www.wappner.com
Published in the News Journal on August 16, 2011