Gerald G. Villars

June 4, 2023

Gerald G. Villars, 91, of rural Frankfort, died June 4, 2023 at his home.  He was born August 22, 1931 in Frankfort, Ind. to Ralph & Edith (Hutchison) Villars.  He married Glenda C. Zurfas on September 23, 1951 and she preceded him in death on March 6, 2017.

Mr. Villars graduated from Frankfort High School and had attended Colfax prior to that.  He built custom homes most of his life and had done some farming.  He continued to stay busy until this past year with woodworking projects.


Visitation and Services

A Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 8, 2023 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main Street, Frankfort.  Friends may visit from 12 Noon until the time of service at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Clinton Prairie FFA, 2390 S. County Road 450 W, Frankfort, IN 46041.

Survived by:

Surviving are his Sons: Robert (Deborah) Villars of rural Frankfort, William (Kathleen) Villars of Dandridge, TN, and Randall Villars of Frankfort; Sister: Ava Edmondson of New Mexico; Companion: Vera Leach of rural Frankfort; 8 Grandchildren: Jill Villars, James Villars, Margaret (David) Patchett, Brandon (Shawn) Villars, Breonna (Jeremy) Filler, Christopher Villars, Nickolas Villars and Ashley Villars; 8 Great-Grandchildren: Amber (David) Marshall, Kylinde Villars, Mark (Victoria) Dion, Riley & Landon Villars, Ethan, Gage and Skyler Filler; 3 Great-Great-Children: Johnathan & Hayden Marshall and Harlyn Dion.  

Preceded by:

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Samuel Villars, brothers Malcolm & Louis Villars and sisters, Julia & Naomi.


Leave your Condolences

13 Condolences for “Gerald G. Villars”

  1. Tim Murphy June 5, 2023 at 1:39 pm

    So sorry for your loss, thought and prayers for you and your family.

  2. Blaine and Robin Butler June 5, 2023 at 1:57 pm

    There will never be a greater man then your dad, may he rest in peace with your mom. He will be missed.

  3. Julie Smith June 5, 2023 at 2:34 pm

    A big heartfelt hug to all of you for the loss of your dad. A wonderful man with many stories to tell and was very proud of his woodworking skills. He even brought me 2 buckets of tomatoes just last summer. Always generous. He will be missed in our neighborhood.
    Greg & Julie Smith (Ramsey)

  4. Steve Talsma June 5, 2023 at 6:50 pm

    My sincere condolences for your family’s loss.

  5. Carol Williams June 5, 2023 at 7:36 pm

    Sorry for your loss

  6. Martha Clousee Carroll June 5, 2023 at 8:02 pm

    Gerald is my uncle. I always enjoyed going to visit he & aunt Glenda at their farm as a child. I am so sorry for the loss to your family. May he rest in peace. May God Bless all of his family with the graces needed during this sorrowful time. Hugs.

  7. Jeanette Wolfe June 5, 2023 at 11:16 pm

    Chris- I’m so sorry to hear about your Grandpa. I’m so glad that he is at peace now. Prayers for you always Chris. You are a great guy.

  8. BJ Hromas June 6, 2023 at 6:07 am

    So sorry to hear of the loss of Gerald. My family can honestly say that this man changed our lives. He built our beautiful home back in 1997. I would meet him at the building site early in the morning and he would give me my ‘marching orders’ for the day. My husband and I know what went into every nook and cranny of the house! (Our boys grew to dislike the ‘save big money at Menards’ song!) I am happy to say that I have two of his beautiful woodworking pieces in my home. Truly a wonderful man that loved his family to the moon and back. Again, our condolences to the family. RIP, Gerald! BJ, Mick, AJ & Jake Hromas and family

  9. Bill and Jane Young June 6, 2023 at 8:36 pm

    We are Gerald’s neighbors. Gerald was always outside, mowing or working in his garden or a project. He always had a smile and a hello. Several times we would come home to find fresh vegetables on our porch swing that Gerald had picked to share with us, cantaloupe, cucumbers, they were always a welcome surprise to come home to! He built the house that Mike and I lived in with our 3 kids, until our divorce. Mike and his wife Peggy still live in that home. I can remember the first time he came to the old farmhouse we were living in to sit at our kitchen table and draw up the plans for the new house. Very friendly and helpful. After we divorced I remarried and moved to a house that happened to be across the road from Gerald’s house. He was always such a hard working man of the good guys. He will be missed.

  10. Betty Christy Susong June 7, 2023 at 8:30 pm

    Sincere condolences to you family. May God watch over all of you at this difficult time.

  11. Mike Hall June 8, 2023 at 6:42 pm

    I believe the “best” can be a group which just means there’s room for more than one and Gerald definitely belongs in the group as a craftsman, artist…person. Wise in ways that books can’t teach. I hope you, the family, find comfort in the fact that the world was and is a better place for him having been in it.

  12. Karen (Smith) Beard June 26, 2023 at 9:20 pm

    Gerald built our house and my job was to fill nail holes. I asked if it had to be done in the closets because no one would see them. Of course Gerald told me YES. Rick thought a lot of him.

  13. Nancy Wheeler December 7, 2023 at 10:45 am

    Bill, Bob, and Randy,
    My deepest sympathy. Your dad was a great friend to my family.
    All my best, Nancy Kimmel Wheeler

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