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Visitation

Winterrowd Funeral Home
Friday March 25th, 2022
11:00am - 1:00pm

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Funeral Service

Winterrowd Funeral Home
Friday March 25th, 2022
1:00pm

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Burial

Hillcrest Memorial Park
Friday March 25th, 2022

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Robert "Bob" A. Wright

Robert A. Wright, 89 of Streator passed away Saturday (March 19, 2022) at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.

A visitation will be held Friday from 11AM until 1PM at the Winterrowd Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held at 1 PM at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Russell and Shane Adams, Anne and Byron Grossman, Jerry McMackin, Michael Buchanan and Gary Swital.

Bob was born on February 16, 1933, in Taylorville, IL to Alva and Augusta (Johnson) Wright.  He married Norma Emm on April 5, 1969.  She preceded him in death on February 5, 2018.

Surviving are daughters, Dawanna (Russell) Adams of Streator and Diane Boyer of Phoenix, AZ, son Robert Wright Jr of Phoenix, AZ, grandchildren, Anne Grossman, Byron Grossman, Shane Adams, Deena Winchester, Debra Lomak-Swann and Stephen Lomak, great-grandchildren, Lyric Robert Grossman, Gracie and Levi Winchester, Lyndsey Swan and Serena Mesa, nieces, Paula (John) Holmlund and Peggy Mayes, great-niece and nephew, Angela Pezdark and Aaron (Michelle) Holmlund.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents, wife Norma, granddaughter Tara Boyer, son-in-law, Larry Boyer, daughter-in-law Lugene Wright, sister Elva Mayes and a nephew Greg Mayes.

Bob attended Taylorville grade school and graduated from Taylorville High School.  He served in the US Airforce while stationed in Germany.  Bob retired from Thatcher Glass in 1992.  He was a member of the Central Church of Christ, Streator Eagles, PNA, Mixed Bowling League and was inducted into the Men’s Bowling Association Hall of Fame in 2014 after each year he awarded the “Bob Who” Award to a deserving bowler.

Memorials may be made in his name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Wounded Warrior Project.


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Guestbook

To our loving Uncle who showed so many great time. Him and Norma and times with them both will always be with us. We were so lucky to have them. Paula and John

Paula Holmlund Mar 23 2022 5:54 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert "Bob" Wright

Cindy Taylor Mar 23 2022 10:49 AM

My fondest memories of Boy Scout & Explorer Post leader, Bob, was our mutual love of being in the outdoors. Whether it was a weekend campout, a few miles of hiking across the IL. plains, or 60 odd miles on the Appalachian Trail in the Great Smokies Nat'l Park....he was always ready & willing to offer his guidance & knowledge when you asked or needed it. And it was always a great time, because us scouts were in safe, good company with this man.
RIP, my friend and mentor... Bob. 💔 🙏🙏🙏

Roger Sears Mar 22 2022 11:40 PM

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Bob Wright jr Mar 22 2022 10:01 PM

I am so, so sorry for the loss of this good and decent man who was such a large part of your family and whom was dearly loved by all. Grieve not too long that he is gone but rejoice forever that he was

Shirley J. Majors Mar 22 2022 9:16 PM

Sad to see you go Uncle Bob, but until we meet again rest easy. You and Aunt Norma are together again.

Tom Dudak Mar 22 2022 6:55 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert "Bob" Wright

Troy & Bonnie Dimmig Mar 22 2022 1:45 PM