Mr. George “Raymond” Weddle, 88, of Kincaid, IL passed away peacefully Friday, June 27, 2014 in St. John’s Hospice in Springfield, IL.
He was born September 17, 1925 in Tovey, the son of George Lee and Dora (Hunter) Weddle. Raymond married Enes Anne Gherardi June 10, 1950 in Taylorville.
Mr. Weddle worked for Chicago and Illinois Midland Railroad. He later enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving from September 1943 to April 1946 attached to CASU#2 as an Aircraft Specialist S2 at Barber’s Point Pearl Harbor. Following W.W. II he went back to work for C & IM Railroad. Mr. Weddle then worked for over 23 years at Allis-Chalmers in Springfield, IL He retired in 1985. He has been a long time member of Midland United Methodist Church in Kincaid. Raymond also was a member of VFW Post #4495 in Taylorville, American Legion Post #905 in Kincaid and Blueville Masonic Lodge #647 AF & AM in Edinburg.
Surviving are his Wife Enes of Kincaid; son John L. (Elisabeth A. Stout) Weddle of St. Louis, MO and a granddaughter Whitney Rae Weddle.
His parents and 1 brother preceded him in death.
As per Mr. Weddle’s request, services will be private. He will be buried in Camp Butler National Cemetery at Springfield. Memorials in his memory may be made to Midland United Methodist Church in Kincaid or the Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children in St. Louis.
Masterson Funeral Home in Kincaid is handling arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.mastersonfh.com.