Obituary of Ronald E. Wehrle
In loving memory of Ronald E. Wehrle, age 89, of Channahon, IL and formerly of Vero Beach, FL, who gracefully passed away on Saturday evening, October 7, 2023. Born on March 31, 1934, in Chicago, he was the cherished son of the late Mildred (Reinick) and Clarence Wehrle. Ron grew up in the Back of the Yards neighborhood and graduated from Tilden Tech High School.
On October 2, 1954, he united in marriage with his beloved wife Maureen Hanrahan at Visitation Catholic Church in Chicago. Together, they shared 62 years of love and companionship. Ron was also preceded in death by his parents, his sister Marilyn Wehrle Anderson, and daughter-in-law Jacque Wehrle.
Ron is survived by his loving children, Ellen M. (Mark Morris) Wehrle Knowles, Martin E. (Marsha) Wehrle, Ronald F. (the late Jacque) Wehrle, and Maureen A. (Robert) Drinane. He was a devoted grandfather to Katherine and Thomas Knowles, Courtney Robertson, Patrick (Kym) Wehrle, Mark Wehrle, Jerad Wehrle, Kelly (John) Caruso, and Lindsey (Jeff) Goodman. Ron also leaves behind seven adored great-grandchildren, Henry, Walter, Gianna, Gabrielle, Maya, Sophia, and Noah. He is remembered fondly by numerous nieces and nephews, including Kevin and Mark Anderson, and his loving friend Mary Lou Drysch.
Ron dedicated many years to Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas Companies, retiring after a dedicated 40-year service. He was a past member of St. John of the Cross Catholic Church in Western Springs and, more recently, an active member and usher at Holy Family Catholic Church in Shorewood.
Ron's legacy lives on in the hearts of all who knew him, and he will be deeply missed. Ron was certain that one day we will all be together again. May he rest in eternal peace.
In accordance with Ron's wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. A Memorial Mass to celebrate his life will be held on November 3, 2023, at St. John of the Cross Catholic Church, 5005 Wolf Road, Western Springs, IL 60558. Visitation will be held at 10:00 am with a mass to follow at 11:00. Ron's final resting place will be alongside his beloved wife Maureen at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Alsip, IL.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that memorials in Ron's name be made to a cause close to your heart.
For additional information, please contact (815) 741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com, where you are invited to share a favorite memory or leave a condolence.
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