CENTRALIA — Richard W. Wahlfeldt, 86, of Centralia, passed away, Monday, June 20, 2016, at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia.
Richard was born March 13, 1930 in Danville, Illinois son of Walter Wahlfeldt and Clara (Berg) Wahlfeldt. He married Theresa C. Foehrer on June 6, 1953 in Danville, and she preceded him in death on May 18, 2005.
He is survived by a son, Richard J. Wahlfeldt and wife Eva of Centralia; two daughters Marie Roberts and husband Hunter of La Pine, Oregon and Margaret Brooks and husband Ron of Stratford, Texas; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson; two brothers John Wahlfeldt and wife Eva of Springhill, Florida and Wally Wahlfeldt and wife Kathy of Oak Lawn, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son Timothy J. Wahlfeldt in 1974; and a brother Harold Wahlfeldt and wife Joan.
Richard worked as an Engineer for many years. He was of the Lutheran Faith. He enjoyed playing and watching golf. Richard’s greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family and friends.
Per his wishes, Richard W. Wahlfeldt will be cremated and graveside service will be held at Lakeview Cemetery in Johnston City, Illinois at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to M.A.D.D. and will be accepted at Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia, where friends may inquire for further information.
Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting sutherlandfuneralhome.com.