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.