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Obituary: Robert Wenger

Robert Louis Wenger, 90, of Fairbury, passed away at 1:48am, September 7, 2019, at Serenity Villa at Fairview Haven Retirement Community, Fairbury.

His funeral will be held at 10:00am, Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury.

Burial will be in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Fairbury.

Visitation will be held from 4-7:00pm, Tuesday, September 10, 2019 also at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Boys and Girls Club of Prairie Central or the donor’s choice of charity.

Robert was born January 25, 1929, in rural Forrest the son of Louis and Luella Skinner Wenger. He married Mary Ann Rathbun on October 1, 1949, in Fairbury. She survives.

Also surviving are his children, daughter, Terri (Richard) Wells of Jensen Beach, FL; sons, Dennis (Carol) Wenger and Michael (Jean Ann) Wenger both of Fairbury; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

Robert was a lifelong farmer in the Fairbury area and custom shelled corn for over 20 years.

He was a founding member of the Rural Fire District and was on the board of directors for Weston Grain.

Robert brightened commuters lives with his line of horses in the field, that can be seen off of Route 24.

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