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RICHARD "DICK" WEHRLE
Richard "Dick" Wehrle, 88, of Davenport passed away Saturday, October 9, 2021 at Ridgecrest Village surrounded by his family. A funeral service will be held 10:00 am Friday (10/15) at the Runge Mortuary & Crematory. Visitation will be 5-7 pm Thursday at the mortuary and 1 hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Grant Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant, IA. Online condolences may be shared at www.rungemortuary.com.
Richard was born November 23, 1932 in Rome, IA to Paul & Vera (Zihlman) Wehrle. He was united in marriage to Elaine Fae Schoene April 15, 1956 in Burlington, IA. She preceded him in death on July 1, 2019. Richard is a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the Korean Conflict. He started his career at the Iowa Army Ammunitions Plant in Middletown, IA and completed his career at The Schebler Company retiring in 2010 after 25 years of service at the age of 78.
Richard was a St. Louis Cardinals and Iowa Hawkeyes fan. He loved time with his family, was proud of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was known for his homemade ice cream which was enjoyed by all.
Survivors include his children Philip (Sue) Wehrle, Linda (Carl) Koos, and Todd (Deb) Wehrle; grandchildren Shylah (Mike) Lenahan, Stacy Wehrle, Stephanie (Jeff) Silva, Amanda (Chase) Koos-Freitas, Brooke (Matthew) Keck, Chelsea Wehrle, Jessica Wehrle, and Eric Wehrle; great-grandchildren Noah Lenahan, Brady Lenahan, Ayden Silva, Mason Silva, Lillie Silva, Dedric Koos, Dahlia Freitas; sister Jane Bradshaw, Ankeny, IA; brothers Dean (Janet) Wehrle, Burlington, IA and Randy (Debbie) Wehrle, Burlington, IA; and brother-in-law Robert Schoene.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, wife, son Mark Wehrle, daughter-in-law, Carla Wehrle, grandson Lucas Wehrle, and sister Donna Trimble.