Fred Wehmeyer Sr.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

THEBES, Ill. -- Fred J. Wehmeyer Sr., 84, of Carbondale, Ill., died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006, at the Rehab and Care Center of Jackson County in Murphysboro, Ill.

He was born Dec. 3, 1922, in Thebes, son of Fred and Pearl VanDyke Wehmeyer. He and Novella Hilferding were married Sept. 12, 1942. She died June 30, 1979.

Wehmeyer was a lifelong farmer, and also worked at Brown Shoe Co. 20 years.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Survivors include two sons, Fred Wehmeyer Jr. of Murphysboro, Dan Wehmeyer of Bloomington, Ill.; a daughter, Sharon Nausley of Clovis, Calif.; a brother, Winston Wehmeyer of Thebes; a half brother, Michael Cole of Thebes; three granddaughters; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, a brother and a sister.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Saturday at Crain Pleasant Grove-Murdale Funeral Home near Murphysboro.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Cliff Waller officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Memorial Park.