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Robert F. Henkel

Robert F. “Grumpy Bob” Henkel, 91 a proud father, grandfather and great-grandfather of Streator passed away Monday (October 2, 2017) at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.

A visitation will be held Friday from 11 AM until 2 PM at the Winterrowd Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 PM at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Riverview Cemetery with full military honors conducted by members of the Streator American Legion and VFW.

Serving as pallbearers will be son-in-law and grandson John and Patrick Cassidy, grandsons Lucas and Nicholas Henkel, nephew Dale Henkel, friends Bud Kuhn and Randy Lentz.  Honorary will be his brother-in-law Don Conner and great grandchildren.

Bob was born September 1, 1926 in Long Point to John and Sophia (Onken) Henkel.  He married Orcella Jean Conner on October 30, 1948.  She preceded him in death on November 2, 2000.

Surviving are daughters Barbara Henkel of Braidwood, Judith (John) Cassidy of Bolingbrook, son John (Connie) Henkel of Streator, grandchildren Lucas (Stephanie) Henkel, Nicholas (Megan) Henkel and Patrick Cassidy, great-grandchildren Aaden, Adalyn, Lillian and Emmalyn, brothers Howard (Ruth) Henkel of Des Plains, Dale (Marilyn) Henkel of Streator and Lyle Henkel of Florida, sisters Darlene Cantania of Oak Park and Nancy (Leroy) Monge of Washington, IL, brother-in-law Don (Myrtle) Conner of Streator and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, brothers John Jr and Leroy, sisters Eylene, Shirley, Marilyn and Helen, brothers-in-law Frank and Jack Conner.

Bob served in the US Navy during WW II, retired from Thatcher Glass, member of the Streator American Legion and Streator Eagles Club.  He enjoyed fishing, boating, camping, woodworking and spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.


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Ron & Sandy Maracle Oct 5 2017 12:00 AM

Ron & I were so sorry to hear the news about Bob - so sad. He will be missed by so many! We will miss seeing him at the lake. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Ron & Sandy Maracle Oct 5 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear this sad news - our condolences and prayers are with you all.

Dan & Shelly Schirer Oct 4 2017 12:00 AM

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A GRANDMA'S GARDEN  TABLE BASKET was ordered on October 4, 2017

Expression of Sympathy Oct 4 2017 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of your loss. Our condolences and prayers to you all.

Brian Lepretre / Rick Cockream Oct 4 2017 12:00 AM

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A GRANDMA'S GARDEN  TABLE BASKET was ordered on October 4, 2017

Expression of Sympathy Oct 4 2017 12:00 AM