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Sutton Memorial Home
Wednesday July 26th, 2017
11:00am - 1:00pm

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Ellinger-Kunz & Park Funeral Home
Wednesday July 26th, 2017

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Robert F. Wanless

Robert F. Wanless, 84 of Springfield passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Heritage Health Care Hospice in Springfield. He was born on November 7, 1932 in Springfield, IL the Son of Roy and Kathryn (LaFauce) Wanless. He married Evelyn B. Damery in September of 1974. Bob started and operated Springfield Van and Storage Co. in 1955 presently a Bekins Van lines agent. Also, he was a radio DJ for several Springfield radio stations known as Frank Roberts/Stereo Saturday Night.

Surviving are his Wife: Evelyn Wanless of Springfield, IL; Son: Bob Wanless II; Daughter: Barbara Fafoglia, Kathryn (Mike) Calvert; Step-Daughter: E. Celeste Johnson; Step-Son Craig (Leann Taylor) Drone; Fourteen Grandchildren; Twenty-Six Great-Grandchildren; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Sons: Michael and Paul Wanless; Sisters: Marilyn Handy, Virginia Fitch, Brother: Richard J. Wanless.   

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 from 11:00-1:00 p.m. at Ellinger-Kunz & Park Funeral Home in Springfield. The funeral service will follow the visitation starting at 1:00 p.m. at Ellinger-Kunz & Park Funeral Home in Springfield with Rick Schilley officiating. Burial will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Springfield, IL.

Memorials may be made to Heritage Health Care Hospice 900 N. Rutledge St. Springfield, IL 62702 or Springfield Noon Lions Club 30 Tophill LN. Springfield, IL 62704.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Craig so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Our hearts go out to you and your family during this time of loss.

Ruth an Scott Andrews Jul 26 2017 12:00 AM

I am sooo sorry to hear about Bob, He was such a wonderful man, I sooo loved our talks about Evelyn while I cut his hair on the stool in the driveway, It is hard to think of Evelyn without thinking of Bob, They so enjoyed me dragging the kids over there, and watching them grow up, My last visit was great! I will never forget him pulling the money out of his pocket for the haircut! and just to give me money when he thought I needed it. Wish I could be there with all of you, His humor will be mist, ONE OF A KIND!!!

patricia leach and family Jul 26 2017 12:00 AM

My sincerest condolences. Bob and dad were great friends.

Charlie Tucker Jr and family Jul 25 2017 12:00 AM

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A SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent on July 25, 2017

I will miss Bob and our talks. God bless the family in this time of sorrow.

Expression of Sympathy Jul 25 2017 12:00 AM

Sending our love and deepest condolences. You will be in our thoughts for all the days ahead.

Gregg & Tammy (McCoy) Hinds Jul 25 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Wanless

Sandy Maracle Jul 25 2017 12:00 AM

Evelyn and Craig and family, I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I am sorry I will not be able to attend the services but please know that you are in my thoughts and my heart.

Diane Lauterbach Jul 25 2017 12:00 AM

You are in our thoughts and prayers. We have been a Bekins agency since 1990 and have always appreciated the service, and friendship, between our agencies. We are sorry for your loss and want you to know of our support for you at this time.

Darcy Aman Quinn Jul 25 2017 12:00 AM