Carl J. Wenke
Carl J. Wenke, 93, of Springfield, died Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Heritage Hospice, Springfield. He was born May 26, 1925 in Riverton, Illinois, the son of Frank and Bertha Denkert Wenke, and they preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his wives, Phyllis Baker Wenke, Nancy Means Wenke, son, Craig Wenke, eight brothers and sisters and two nephews.
Carl was a member of Third Presbyterian Church. He was a proud graduate of Riverton Grade School as well as Riverton High School. He served in the US Coast Guard. He worked for Sangamo Electric for 27 ½ years. He was then a realtor before working for the Illinois Department of Transportation. Carl was a member of Riverton – Lavely Masonic Lodge #786 and was also a member of the Ansar Shrine.
Carl is survived by daughter, Marie Wenke (Frank) Steele of Auburn, four grandsons: Scott (Anita) Wenke of New Port Richey, FL, Christopher Wenke of Mascoutah, IL, Matt Santarelli and Aaron Santarelli, one granddaughter, Tina, and several great-grandchildren in addition to five nieces and three nephews.
Visitation: 5 – 6:45 pm, Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield.
Funeral Service: Military honors will begin at 6:45 pm, followed by Masonic services and funeral at 7 pm, Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield with Pastor Robin Roth officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Shriner’s Hospital for Children in St. Louis, MO.