Armin Wille, 61, chemical engineer

October 11, 1997

Armin Wille, a German-born chemical engineer and a former Catonsville resident, died of heart failure Sunday at his home in Port Hope, Mich. He was 61.

Mr. Wille had worked for W. R. Grace & Co.'s Davison Chemical Co. division from 1966 until a year ago when he retired and moved to Michigan.

Mr. Wille immigrated to the United States with his family when he was 15. He worked at an auto plant in Detroit and at Davison plants in Cincinnati and Lake Charles, La., before he moved to Baltimore. He lived in the Oak Forest neighborhood of Catonsville for 21 years.

Mr. Wille earned a bachelor's degree from Wayne State University in Detroit in 1961. In 1964, he married Joan Glynn.

He was a model railroad enthusiast and a Civil War buff, visiting battlefields and accumulating an extensive library on the war. His cross-stitch needlework was displayed at the Stitching Post in Catonsville. He enjoyed classical music.

A memorial service is planned for 6: 30 p.m. today at Loring Byers funeral home, 8728 Liberty Road, Randallstown.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, A. Matthew Wille of Baltimore; two daughters, Erin Lassen of Severna Park and Monica Barnes of Kalamazoo, Mich.; a sister, Sigrun Wille of Troy, Mich.; and three grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation in New York; the Civil War Trust in Washington, D.C., or Wayne State University.

Pub Date: 10/11/97

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