Wilhelm Angelus Bastian, 94, of Newport News, passed away peacefully at his home on April 18, 2023. He was born on December 13, 1928 in Germany to Angelus and Maria Bastian. Wilhelm was predeceased by his beloved wife, Helga Katharina Bastian, and his parents. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his devoted caregivers and friends Wesley McClenney and Brenda Morgan, as well as longtime and dear friends Herma and Wilfried Wotke.
Wilhelm was a resident of Newport News since 1970, where he was a skilled diesel mechanic who could do just about anything with his hands. Wilhelm and Helga traveled far and wide around the country and the world during their 64 years of marriage. In addition to his travels, Wilhelm greatly enjoyed his membership in the Tidewater German-American Society (TGAS) and dancing with anyone who would accompany him.
A memorial service for Wilhelm will take place on Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 1 p.m. at Altmeyer Funeral Home – Denbigh Chapel at 12893 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News.