Robert L. Weppler

Born: Sat., Feb. 12, 1927
Died: Wed., Jul. 2, 2014


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Jul. 07, 2014
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Tue., Jul. 08, 2014
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Robert L. “Bob” Weppler

Robert L. “Bob” Weppler, 87, of Oblong, IL died at 2:36 P.M. Wednesday July 2, 2014 at Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, IL.

Bob was born February 12, 1927 at Buckley, Illinois the son of Balser Weppler and Netta (Brackmann) Weppler. He married Nel Shaffner of Martinsville, IL on December 22, 1954 and she preceded in death on January 30, 1996.

Bob attended Buckley High School; University of Illinois and Eastern Illinois University where he obtained a Master’s of Science Degree in Industrial Arts. He was a high school teacher for 38 years with 33 years at Oblong High School.  Bob served in the United States Army during WWII serving in Camp Robinson, Arkansas and overseas in Iceland.  He was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Newton, IL and affiliated with the Central United Methodist Church in Oblong, IL; was a member of the Oblong American Legion Post #219, Oblong, IL for over 60 years; Crawford County V.F.W. Post #4549, Robinson, IL; Robinson Elks Lodge #1188 and the Robinson Moose Lodge #1369.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law Denise and Jerry Olmstead; a son and daughter-in-law Keith and Julie (Minnick) Weppler; three grandchildren Brittany Weppler, Ryan Weppler and Grant Olmstead: a sister Mildred Erdman and special friend Betty Alumbaugh.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Nel Shaffner and a brother Alfred Weppler.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday July 8, 2014 at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, IL with Pastor Mike Seidenstricker from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Newton, IL officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. on Monday July 7, 2014 at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Oblong Cemetery, Oblong, IL with Military Rites being conducted by Oblong American Legion Post #219.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Newton, IL or Central United Methodist Church, Oblong, IL. Envelopes at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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Mick , Debbie, Christopher and Tristin Lewis
   Posted Mon July 07, 2014
We will cherish , deep within our hearts the wonderful memories of living next door to Bob for 25 years . He will be greatly missed as he has always been there . We love you Bob and we will see you again on the other side

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