CLINTON — Bob Dean Wieneke, 85, of Clinton, went peacefully to his heavenly reward surrounded by his loving family on April 15, 2021.
Bob was born on August 19, 1935 in Bethalto, Ill., to John “Jack” C Wieneke and Louetta “Tart” (Neumann) Wieneke. He was joined in holy matrimony with Thelma “Susie” Todd on August 16, 1958, in Bloomington. After 46 years of marriage, she proceeded him in death on April 25, 2004.
Bob graduated from Alton High School with the class of 1954. He was a 1958 graduate of the Illinois State Normal University. For 36 years Bob taught students in the Mansfield, Ill. and Harlem (Loves Park, Ill.) school districts. He dearly loved his chosen profession and considered himself a teacher to the end. In his retirement years, he enjoyed traveling the world, spending afternoons fishing with his son-in-law and grandchildren, spending time with his family and returning to the family farm that was his pride and joy.
Bob leaves his daughter Kathleen (David) Wismer, Clinton; grandchildren, Christopher Phillips, Chicago; Michael Phillips, Clinton; and Kara Wismer, Clinton; his sister Geraldine “Jerry” Jarvis, sister-in-law Betty Wieneke, dear friend Paul Trummel, as well as several beloved nieces and nephews to cherish the lifetime of memories and lessons he imparted.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, father-in-law Ira “Pete” Todd, mother-in-law Mae Todd, sister Jacqueline “Jackie” Brill, brother-in-law William “BIll” Jarvis, and brother Bill Wieneke.
Services will be held at Lane Christian Church, 4794 Lane St., Lane, Ill., on May 15, 2021. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. with services following. Bob’s remains will be scattered at the family farm following the service at 2 pm.
Bob was a member of Lane Christian Church. Memorials may be directed to the Lane Christian Church youth program.
The family would like to take this opportunity to thank the devoted, loving hospice nurses who saw Dad through his final days. Special thanks to Sue and Kyana.
Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, assisted the family with cremation rites.
Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com