Charles William "Bob" Wenzel

Born: Thu., Jan. 7, 1943
Died: Mon., Oct. 28, 2019


3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Fri., Nov. 08, 2019
Location: Equality Location

Memorial Service

4:00 PM Fri., Nov. 08, 2019
Location: Equality Location

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Charles William “Bob” Wenzel, 76, of Equality, Ill., passed away after an extended illness at his home on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 11:10 p.m.  He was born on January 7, 1943 in Harrisburg, the son of the late Charles Anthony “Todd” and Ethel Pauline (Parker) Wenzel.  Bob was a teacher at Shawneetown from 1966 to 1991 and then continuing his teaching at the Gallatin County School until his semi retirement in 2003.  After that he became a teachers aid for the school until 2008.  He loved to watch St. Louis Cardinal baseball games and was very generous to his pupils at school and a very caring person.  Bob rarely missed a Hawks game and was the scorekeeper for many games.  He is survived by one sister, Sue Montgomery of Clear Lake, Fla.; one brother, Rodney Wenzel of Ridgway and several nieces and nephews.   Bob was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Mary Ann and Beverly Wenzel; one brother, Bert Wenzel.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Gallatin County School Athletic Department.   Visitation for Bob will be on Friday, November 8th from 3 p.m. until memorial service time at 4 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Chapel in Equality.  

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Rhonda Drone
   Posted Thu October 31, 2019
Charlie will be missed. He always had such a kind heart and was so good to the kids at school. Always rewarding them and being a friend to them. Rest in Peace my friend!

Donnie and Debbie Fromm
   Posted Thu October 31, 2019
To family,
We have known Mr Wenzel most of our lives. What a generous heart he had! I have heard so many say what a " great " teacher he was! Mr Wenzel gave his life to this county and students! So many students benefited by his generosity! Most didn't know what he did that is true greatness! You will be missed!

Keith Weiche
   Posted Tue November 05, 2019
I talked to Charlie constantly in the hallways and his room about politics, auctions, sports, and whatever he wanted to pontificate on. He was down to earth and approachable, so I liked having exchanges with him whenever our paths crossed. He won some aluminum foil at an auction and gave it to me when he found out I needed it.

   Posted Tue November 05, 2019
So sorry for your loss, prayers of comfort and healing🙏🏻

Adrianna Wilkerson
   Posted Fri November 08, 2019
Hello! My name is Adrianna. I was in your PE class for elementary. You gave me a pair of white, new-looking shoes. I still have them even though they don’t fit anymore.

I wish I had more chances to speak with you in person. Mrs. Becky Newton speaks very highly of you and we love to hear the stories she tells.

-From Adrianna Wilkerson, class of 2023

Patricia Smith
   Posted Fri November 08, 2019
Sincere condolences to all of the family. Rembering earlier times and friendships.

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