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Sutton Memorial Home (Taylorville, Illinois)
Thursday December 30th, 2021
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Sutton Memorial Home (Taylorville, Illinois)
Friday December 31st, 2021

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Russell Keith Wantland

Russell Keith Wantland, 84 of Taylorville passed away on Monday, December 27, 2021 at 8:55 p.m. at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville, IL. He was born on January 10, 1937 in Lane, IL the son of Russell and Helen (North) Wantland. He married Dixie Johnson on July 26, 1957 in Lane, IL. Keith worked as a contractor and developed Timber Lake Estates in Taylorville. Keith was a member of Way of Life Church in Taylorville. He was a talented wood worker, he loved his home and most of all, his family.

He is survived by his Wife: Dixie Wantland of Taylorville, IL; Daughter: Cindy Nisinger of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Keith and Anna Tippett of North Carolina; Step-Granddaughter: Victoria Nisinger of Cleveland, NC; Sisters: Sharon Pearl of Farmers City, IL; Marilyn (Steve) Florie of Goodfield, IL; Brother: David (Ruthie) Wantland; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Son-in-Law: Brian Nisinger, Brother: Elwin Wantland and Sister: June Ellen.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 30, 2021 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will be held on Friday, December 31, 2021 starting at 1:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Stan Pratt officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children 4400 Clayton Ave. St. Louis, MO 63110.

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

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A candle was lit in memory of Russell Wantland

Kelly and Jim Hollister Jan 26 2022 11:52 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Russell Wantland

David Wantland Jan 2 2022 8:46 PM

I\'m sorry to just find out that Keith has passed away.
My heartfelt condolences and Sympathies to Dixie and family.
Before Keith and Dixie built their beautiful dream house where they currently reside.
Keith used to let me and some other friends come fishing and mushroom hunting on that property. I so enjoyed the mushrooming and fishing. I didn\'t however like running into the HUGE BLACK KING SNAKE\'S OR WATER MOCCASIN..
RIP Keith you truly was a wonderful blessed man. 🙏❤️
Tammy Pryor

Tammy Pryor Jan 1 2022 8:03 PM

A photo was added for Russell Keith Wantland

Tammy Pryor Jan 1 2022 7:53 PM

Please know how sorry we are for your loss. You are in our prayers for your comfort at this time.

Bob & Linda Provin Dec 31 2021 6:20 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Russell Wantland

Nelson and Karen Aumann Dec 30 2021 10:10 PM

I will always remember KEITH, Whenever I needed advice, He spent time with me. Actually he was a little younger then me but I looked up to him. I will not be able to go to the funeral because of my health but I want you to know I will always miss him.

Herbert Hendricks Dec 30 2021 1:51 PM

My condolences to Dixie and all the Wantland family in the passing of Keith. I had many wonderful conversations with Keith during my visits to Taylorville. I first met Keith in 2015 when I went with Herb Hendricks to McDonalds in Taylorville for coffee with all Herb's friends. My sincere sympathy. Robert Pippy, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

Robert Pippy Dec 30 2021 4:02 AM

Keith was a business acquaintance for a lot of years and a very nice man. Blessings to his family in their loss.

Janet Orr Dec 29 2021 12:11 PM

Keith was in my class at Clinton High School. I always thought of him as such a good guy. My prayers are with all his family.
So sorry for your loss. He will be missed.❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻

Mary Jane (Lindsey) West Dec 29 2021 10:18 AM