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Robert R. Wendle

October 23, 1924 April 6, 2016
Robert R. Wendle
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Obituary for Robert R. Wendle

PEORIA – Robert R. Wendle, 91, of Peoria passed away at 3:04 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at Lutheran Hillside Village.

Robert was born on Oct. 23, 1924, in Alton, Ill., to the late Lawrence and Bertha (Struiff) Wendle. He married Lois Smith on May 15, 1948, in Alton. She preceded him in death on June 17, 2015.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

He is survived by his children, Michael (Nyla) Wendle of Peoria, William (Margaret) Wendle of Peoria, Mary (Bill) Hurd of Bloomington, Robert D. Wendle of Metamora, Jane Wendle of Peoria, and Patti (Lee) Banks of Cincinnati, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was a World War II Army veteran and retired as an engineering manager for Ameritech in 1986 after 39 years of service.

He joined the Optimist Club and began volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club soon after moving to Peoria in 1965 and stayed active with both organizations until his late 80’s.

A memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Father Dustin Schultz will officiate. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. prior to the Mass at the church. At his request, his body has been donated to science.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Peoria, Inc.

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com

Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

12

Apr

9:30 AM 4/12/2016 9:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 4/12/2016 11:00:00 AM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

6001 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6001 N University St Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Memorial Mass

Tuesday

12

Apr

11:00 AM 4/12/2016 11:00:00 AM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

6001 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6001 N University St Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Resurrection Cemetery Final Resting Place

7519 N. Allen Road
Peoria, IL 61614

7519 N. Allen Road Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Boys & Girls Club Of Greater Peoria

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