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Viehweg, Robert Lee 1934 - 2016 | Becker and Son Funeral Home

Robert Lee Viehweg
( February 11, 1934 - April 28, 2016 )
Name: Robert Lee "Bob" Viehweg Age: 82 Address: Mount Olive, IL
Died: peacefully at his residence in Mt.Olive surrounded by family on Thursday, April 28, 2016 7:15 P.M.
Born: February 11, 1934 Place: Mt. Olive, IL
Father: the late: Ernst Viehweg Mother: the late: Louella Schlomann
Spouse: his High School sweetheart Shirley Gerdes Viehweg
Date of Marriage: January 26, 1957
Place of Marriage: Immanuel Lutheran Church, Mt. Olive, Illinois
Schooling: attended Mt. Olive Public Grade School and graduated from Mt. Olive High School with the Class of 1952, graduated from Illinois State University in 1959 and he received his M.S. in Education Administration from SIUE.
Military: A Private First Class, served 2 years in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Occupation: Retired Superintendent of Mt. Olive School District #5 // Mt.Olive Elementary School Principal & Jr. High Basketball Coach & began his career teaching in Wyoming, IL
Interests: AVID CUB FAN // having a cold Miller Lite while grilling, B-S-ing and joking with family and friends // Supported the Chicago Bears depending on the week or the season // loved his cat Ernie and all his former dogs // Telling funny stories, some of which are true.
Survivors: Wife, Shirley, Mt. Olive, IL // 1 Son, Bill (Carrie) Viehweg of Staunton, IL // 2 Daughters, LuAnn (Mike) Underwood of Racine, WI // Diane (Steve) Baggerly of Springfield, IL // 1 Granddaughter, Tara Conneally of Chicago, IL // 2 Grandsons, Timothy Underwood of Racine, WI, Andrew Underwood of Racine, WI;
Preceded in Death: Parents, Ernst & Louella Schlomann Viehweg // 2 Brothers, Herbert & Wilmer Viehweg // 4 Sisters, Lorraine Schwenner // Vera Meyers // Selma Sewing & Pearl Goldacker.
Visitation: Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Becker & Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive, IL
Funeral Service: Thursday, May 5, 2016, 11:00 am Immanuel Lutheran Church, Mt. Olive, IL
Burial: Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Mt. Olive, IL
Clergy: Reverend James Ritter Eulogy: will be given by his Daughters, LuAnn and Diane
Military Honors: Ron Hubert & Lavern Rosenthal will fold the flag & Ron Hubert will present it to his Wife, Shirley, Richard Willows & Raymond Slapak will serve as Honor Guard and Abby LaBonte will play Taps.
Music: Harpist, Jennifer Monke will play the Processional & Recessional and accompany soloist, Dale Boudreau on "Wonderful World", A Recording of "Old Friends" by Willie Nelson, Roger Miller, & Ray Price will be played when the honorary pallbearers are seated. A recording "My Way" by Frank Sinatra will be played at the family service & at the conclusion at the cemetery a recording of Go ! Cubs Go ! by Steve Goodman will send Bob off to those Ivey Covered Walls in the sky.
Pallbearers: Great Nephews: Mike Bellovich // John Goldacker // Rick Meyers // Dean Viehweg // Jim Whitlock // & Russell Wysockie
Honorary Pallbearers: Don Dobrino // Howard Hartke // Dale Loeffler // & Charles Yakos
Lunch: for family and friends will be in the Immanuel Educational Building served by the Lydia Circle.
Memorials: Camp CoCo (summer camp for children with cancer), Southern Illinois University Foundation, P.O. Box 19666, Springfield, IL. 62794-9666

Viehweg, Otto Eckner 1930 - 2016 | Becker and Son Funeral Home

Otto Eckner Viehweg
( March 01, 1930 - June 03, 2016 )
Name: Otto Eckner Viehweg Age: 86 Address: Mount Olive, IL
Died: Friday, June 3, 2016, 3:30 pm Place: Heritage Health of Litchfield, Litchfield, Illinois
Born: March 1, 1930 Place: Mt. Olive, IL
Father: the late: Carl Viehweg Mother: the late: Clara Doehler
Spouse: Joan Hope Archer
Date of Marriage: July 2, 1950
Place of Marriage: 1st Baptist Church, Litchfield, Illinois
Schooling: attended Mt.. Olive Grade School and graduated from Mt. Olive High School with the Class of 1949.
Occupation: Road Driver for Yellow Transportation for 34 years retiring in 1990. Received award for driving over 2 million miles without and accident. During his High School years worked for his dad who owned the Sunshine Dairy.
Organizations: Gold Wing Road Riders // Food Pantry // Teamsters
Interests: Coached Little League // Great fan and supporter of Mt. Olive Sports // Loved traveling and camping and visited 49 states // avid fisherman // Played in the Mt. Olive VFW Pinocle Club // Unbelievable sense of humor // Most loving and caring husband, father and grandfather // sang Happy Birthday for everyone he could // never met a stranger.
Survivors: Wife: Joan Viehweg, Mt. Olive, IL // 3 sons, Michael (Marilyn) Viehweg of White City, IL // Edward (Debbie) Viehweg of Mt. Olive, IL // John Viehweg of Maui, HI // 1 Daughter, Cathy (Vince) Johnston of Inver Grove Heights, MN // 1 Brother, Norman Viehweg of Mt. Olive, IL // 3 Grandsons, Bryan Spoon of VA // David Pieper of Mt. Olive, IL // Adam Viehweg of Mt. Olive, IL // 6 Granddaughters, Amy Viehweg husband Buck Coomer of St. Louis, MO // Dana (Matt) Vankoski of Alameda, CA // Amanda Johnston of Inver Grove Heights, MN // Hannah Johnston of St. Paul, MN // Marlie Viehweg of Maui, HI // Tanji Viehweg of Maui, HI; // 3 Great Grandchildren: Devin, Sydney and Grace.
Preceded in Death: Parents, Carl & Clara Doehler Viehweg // 1 Brother, Raymond Viehweg and 1 Grandson, Jacob Johnston
Visitation: Thursday, June 9, 2016, 6 pm - 8 pm Becker & Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive, IL
Funeral Service: Friday, June 10, 2016, 11 am 1ST United Methodist Church, Mt. Olive, IL
Burial: Union Miners Cemetery, Mt. Olive, Illinois
Clergy: Reverend Nancy Ribes Hubert // Reverend Tommy Brewer Eulogy: Daughter Cathy Johnston
Pallbearers: Grandchildren: Adam Viehweg // Hannah Johnston // Amanda Johnston // Amy Viehweg // David Pieper // & Bryan Spoon
Honorary Pallbearers: Son: John Viehweg // Granddaughters: Dana Vankoski // Marlie & Tanji Viehweg
Music: Organist, Kathryn Cullom will accompany the congregation "On Eagles Wings" & "How Great Thou Art". Favorite recordings, "I'll Fly Away", ""Swing Low Sweet Chariot", "When The Saints Go Marching In", & "You Are My Sunshine". were played.
Lunch: for family and friends will be held at the Methodist Fellowship Hall, served by the Methodist ladies
Memorials: Union Miners Cemetery // Focus Five Friends of CUSD #5 Sports
Becker & Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive is in charge of arrangements.