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Henry P. Wellner Jr.

August 26, 1930 April 30, 2019
Henry P. Wellner Jr.
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Obituary for Henry P. Wellner Jr.

Henry P. “Hank” Wellner Jr., 88, of Peru, passed away Tuesday morning, April 30, 2019 at the Illinois Veterans Home in LaSalle. A prayer service will be held at 9:30 AM Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Mueller Funeral Home, Peru followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM at St. Valentine’s Church, Peru with Rev. Gregory Jarzombek, OSB officiating.  Burial will follow in St. Vincent’s Cemetery, LaSalle with full military rites conducted by the Peru Veterans Memorial Group.  Visitation will be 4-7:00 PM Friday at the funeral home with recital of the Rosary at 3:45 PM. Mr. Wellner was born August 26, 1930 in Spring Valley to Henry and Elsie (DeCosta) Wellner.  He was a graduate of Hall High School, Class of 1948.  He married Theresa Rogel on October 9, 1954 at St. Roch’s Church, LaSalle. Mr. Wellner was a veteran of the Army National Guard.  He was an enlisted member for seven years from September 1947-September 1954, achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant.  He served two years of active duty in Germany from February 1952-February 1954, as a member of Company L, 129th Regiment, during the Korean War.  He was a tool and die maker for 45 years, spending 32 years at Westclox and 12 years at GO Dan Manufacturing. Survivors include three children, Joellen (William) Nienaber of Lake Thunderbird, Michael (Ann Just) Wellner of Peru and Julie (John) Lynch of Aurora; nine grandchildren, William (Jessica) Nienaber, Kristin (Andrew) White, Brandon (Emily) Nienaber, Ryan (Mary) Nienaber, Kayla (Justin) Miller, Katie Wellner, Johnny Lynch, Nicholas Lynch and Abby Lynch; five great-grandchildren, Madelyn, Connor, Penelope, Paxton and Sophia and one more on the way and a special friend, Mary Jesiolowski of LaSalle. He was preceded in death by his wife, Theresa on April 1, 2009; his parents and grandparents and one sister, Judy Burkett. Pallbearers will be grandsons. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the family for a memorial to be established with the Veterans Administration.


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Rosary

Friday

3

May

3:45 PM 5/3/2019 3:45:00 PM
Mueller Funeral Home, Peru

909 Pike Street
Peru, IL 61354

Mueller Funeral Home, Peru
909 Pike Street Peru 61354 IL
United States

Visitation

Friday

3

May

4:00 PM 5/3/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 5/3/2019 7:00:00 PM
Mueller Funeral Home, Peru

909 Pike Street
Peru, IL 61354

Mueller Funeral Home, Peru
909 Pike Street Peru 61354 IL
United States

Mass

Saturday

4

May

10:00 AM 5/4/2019 10:00:00 AM
St. Valentine's Church

1109 Pulaski Street
Peru, IL 61354

St. Valentine's Church
1109 Pulaski Street Peru 61354 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Vincent's Cemetery Final Resting Place

371 N. 2979th Rd.
LaSalle, IL 61301

371 N. 2979th Rd. LaSalle 61301 IL
United States
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