BECKER & 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