Robert G. Wieland, age 65, of Andrew, passed away on Monday, November 2, 2015 at Memorial Medical Center.
Bob is survived by his Wife Mary; Mother, Fern; three children, Scott Wieland (Patti) of Spaulding, Rebecca Turner (Chris Weaver) of Loveland CO, and Timothy Wieland (Bridget) of Pleasant Plains; nine grandchildren, Ashley and Austin Wieland of Spaulding, Jacob and Taylor Turner of Loveland CO, and Brooklynn, Courtney, Amanda, Dawson and Ember Wieland of Pleasant Plains; two brothers, William Wieland â€œWillieâ€ of Riverton and Kevin Wieland of Springfield, as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He is preceded in death by his father, William â€œBillâ€ Wieland; Brother, Gary DuBeau and Sister, Tommie Jo DuBeau.
Bob was born June 1, 1950 in Springfield, IL the son of William and Fern Wieland.
Bob was an avid outdoors man and enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and was compulsive at mowing his yard. His biggest enjoyment in life was spending time with his family and grandchildren who he loved beyond words. Bob was known in Andrew by friends and neighbors as the â€œmayor of Andrew.â€ He was especially known for his bright smile and friendliness toward others.
Visitation will be held on Friday, November 6, 2015 at Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens, IL from 10 AM to 12 PM. Graveside services will be held immediately following at Oak Hill Cemetery in Springfield, IL.
Casual dress is requested per the Wieland family.
After services the family would like to invite everyone to a luncheon at Clearlake Township Building in Springfield.
Pastor Pritchard will be officiating.
In Lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to â€œAmerican Diabetes Associationâ€ or the â€œBob Wieland Memorial Fund.â€
Where to begin. Bob was an amazing Man, Husband, Father and Papa. His Family came above all else. Bob worked every day from sun up to past sun down when he was a Farmer. After moving to Andrew, Bob became a Truck Driver with Donley Trucking. He drove all over and was so dedicated to his â€œwork familyâ€.
After health issues struck him in 2005, Bob retired but still worked on and off some only because he loved what he did and the amazing friends he got to hang out with.
Bobâ€™s passion, after family, was hunting and fishing, really anything outdoors. He loved to take his family out for a day of sitting in deer stands or catfishing and teaching all of us his knowledge, and as most of you know, Bob loved to mow his yardâ€¦. Several times a week.
Now on to the fun stuffâ€¦ FAMILY!
Bob married Mary in Dec of 1970. They are 2 peas in a pod, Simon and Garfunkel, Bonnie and Clyde, Johnny Cash and June Carter. They lived not for their selves, but for each other every day. They loved to go to their favorite spot in Havana to eagle watch or just sit at the river. They loved to go fishing, camping, driving to see their Grandkids and most of all their special get- aways with just themselves or their dear friends.
Bob and Mary have 3 children. Scott, Becky and Timmy. Bob was an amazing Father. He held a very special bond with each of them.
Scott and his Dad would spend hours in the garage modifying cars to make them loud and fast. The louder the better.
Becky and her Dad would spend hours lining poles and getting bait to head out to the river or lake for some 1 on 1 fishing together.
Timmy and his Dad would spend days getting ready to head out for that special day of sitting in deer stands to bag that big buck.
Bob was blessed with 9 amazing grandchildren. Taylor, Ashley, Jake, Brooklynn, Austin, Courtney, Amanda, Dawson and Ember. These kids lit his eyes and his heart every day. He had a special bond with each of them. They will all live to enjoy and remember their special time and memories with their Papa.
To his Friends- he loved you all.
To his Family- He loves you and will be with you every day.
From his Family- Until we meet again, keep smiling and know how much we Love you and will miss you and we will proudly carry on your kindness and your legacy.
Written by: His girl- Rebielynn