Richard E. Weinhoeft, 77, of Auburn, IL, died at 5:03 pm, Friday, May 18, 2012 at his home. He was born July 2, 1934 in Springfield, IL to Joe and Gladys Weinhoeft. He married Sharon A. Endicott, May 18, 1968. His parents and one brother, Joe Weinhoeft, preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife Sharon; a daughter Tracy (Michael) Freeman of Auburn, IL ; two grandchildren, Aubrey Wavering and Ashtyn Freeman; one brother, James (Peggy) Weinhoeft of Lugoff, SC; several half brothers and sisters and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Richard was a US Navy veteran serving during the Korean conflict. He worked in construction and was a member of the Laborer’s Local #477. He retired from the Maintenance Department at the State Journal Register. He was a member of Auburn American Legion Post #277. Richard was an avid woodworker and enjoyed gardening and being outside.
Private services will be held at a later date. Memorial Contributions may be made to Camp COCO.