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Douglas G. Wendte

August 26, 1960 ~ August 1, 2021 (age 60)


Douglas G. Wendte, 60, of Watson, passed away at 6:45 p.m. on Sunday, August 1, 2021, Lakeland Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Effingham.

Doug was born August 26, 1960 in Effingham, the son of Gilbert Henry and Dolores Evelyn (Diehl) Wendte.  He graduated from Effingham High School with the Class of 1978.  Doug worked for Sears and Peerless in Effingham for many years, before gaining employment as a security guard for Heartland Peterbilt for over 20 years.  He also owned and operated a rental property and trucking business for many years. 

Doug was a lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Effingham.  He enjoyed country music, and attending concerts.  Doug also loved western films, especially John Wayne.  He collected old cars for many years, and loved the local bus trips he attended over the years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Duane Wendte.

Doug is survived by his brothers, Donald (Pat) Wendte, and Dale Wendte, both of Watson; sisters, Diane (Dean) Greuel of Effingham, Debra Sanders of Watson, and Dawn (Dan “Fred”) Roedl of Mason; sister-in-law, Christy Wendte of Effingham; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation:  The family will receive friends from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 8, 2021 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 901 W. Jefferson Street, Effingham, IL 62401.

Funeral Ceremony: 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 9, 2021 at St. John’s Lutheran Church with Rev. Gary Fortkamp officiating.

Interment will follow the ceremony at Arborcrest Memorial Park in Funkhouser.

Memorial Contributions may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or the American Heart Association, 208 S. LaSalle St. Suite 1500, Chicago, IL 60604.

The family has entrusted Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home in Taylorville with ceremonies.

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August 8, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
St. John's Lutheran Church
901 W. Jefferson
Effingham, IL 62401

Funeral Ceremony
August 9, 2021

11:00 AM
St. John's Lutheran Church
901 W. Jefferson
Effingham, IL 62401

August 9, 2021

12:30 PM
Arborcrest Memorial

Funkhouser, IL


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

American Heart Association
208 S. LaSalle St. Suite 1500, Chicago IL 60604

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