Robert E. Wollbrink, 88, of Quincy, IL, passed away on July 7, 2019 in his home surrounded by loved ones. He was born February 7, 1931, in Rocky Run Township, the son of Edwin and Helen Miller Wollbrink. He attended Star School. He married Loretta Wartick Thomas on May 28, 1965. She survives.
Mr. Wollbrink was a long-time member of Bethany United Church of Christ in Tioga, IL, and most recently St. Paul UCC in Fowler, IL. He worked for Case Implement, W. R. Grace Fertilizer, and Fuller Fertilzer. He was also road commissioner for 16 years in Walker Township. Upon retirement he drove cars for Fierge Auto. He enjoyed farming, camping, going to Paloma Diner for coffee, and watching NASCAR, the St. Louis Cardinals, and his great grandchildren’s ballgames.
Mr. Wollbrink is survived by two daughters, Tammy (Ed) Desmond of Bloomington, IL; Teri (Mitch) Elledge of Timewell, IL; four stepchildren, Richard (Carolyn) Thomas of Monmouth, IL; Robert (Linda) Thomas of Warsaw, IL; Peggy (Scott) Rapp of Champaign, IL; and Penny (James) Lynch of Fort Myers, FL; twelve grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, two sisters, and one great granddaughter.
Services will be 11:00 A.M. on Friday, July 12, 2019 in the Hunter Funeral Home in Mendon with Reverend Dixie Croxton and Reverend Keela Neumann officiating. Interment will be in the New Loraine Cemetery in Loraine. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services on Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Blessing Hospice, March of Dimes in memory of Kaitlyn Weber, or St. Paul United Church of Christ. You are invited to share memories of Robert and leave condolences at www.hunterfuneralhomes.com
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St. Paul United Church of Christ
Blessing Foundation for Hospice
March of Dimes