Arthur Wellmerling, Jr.

September 25, 1925 — May 10, 2017

Arthur Wellmerling, Jr.

Bloomington - Arthur H. Wellmerling, Jr, 91, of Bloomington, passed away at 2:01 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 with his family by his side at Bickford House in Bloomington.

His funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington with Pastor Terry Strom officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00-11:00 a.m. on Tuesday prior to the service at the memorial home.

Interment will be in Park Hill Cemetery in Bloomington where Full Military Rites will be accorded by the Bloomington-Normal American Legion Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or Trinity Lutheran School or Marcfirst.

Arthur was born on September 25, 1925 in Bloomington, Illinois, a son to Arthur H. Sr. and Eva Green Wellmerling. He married Rose Marie Schwoerer on June 29, 1947 in Bloomington, Illinois. She preceded him in death on November 15, 2008.

Surviving are two daughters, Janice Wellmerling of Bloomington and Judy (Mike) Christopher of Normal; grandson, Chris (Michele) Tackett of Stanford; two granddaughters, Angie (Andy) Scott of Bloomington and Sara (Chris) Westfall of Danvers; and eight great grandchildren, Cailin, Kassidy, Kael, Liam, Ella, Camden, Taya and Hallie Rose.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Arthur proudly served in the United States Air Force as a mechanic during WWII. He worked as a mechanic at Standard Oil Gas Station in Bloomington and later he worked at State Farm Insurance in Bloomington where he retired.

He was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Bloomington. Arthur loved tinkering with old cars, taking pictures with his camera and collecting lawn mowers and flashlights. He enjoyed going out to eat with ‘the boys'.

Arthur was a loving father, grandfather and family man and will be greatly missed.


MAY 16. 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)

Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home
1104 N. Main St.
Bloomington, IL 61701

Funeral Service

MAY 16. 11:00 AM (CDT)

Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home
1104 N. Main St.
Bloomington, IL 61701

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