Robert “Bob” L. Wardein, 76, of Alton, died at 8:55 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at Highland Healthcare Center in Highland.
He was born on April 23, 1938, in Alton, the son of the late Bernard and Ruth (Ohlson) Wardein.
He married Donna M. (Rice) Wardein at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on June 10, 1967.
Bob was employed for 25 years as an electrician at Owens-Illinois Glass Works until its closing. He then worked for 15 years as an electrician at Olin until retirement in 2001. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton, the Alton K of C Council No. 460, where he was a 4th degree Knight. Bob enjoyed tinkering with radios and spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Donna; five children and their spouses, Debbie Wardein of Alton, Teri and Scott Westbrook of Alton, Patti and Leon Huntsman of Huntingdon, Tenn., Lisa Wardein of Alton and Michael and Jessica Wardein of East Alton; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, two sisters and brother-in-law, Barbara and John Fulk of Georgia and Marsha Estes of Wood River; and a brother, Jim Wardein of Wood River.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at Staten-Fine Funeral Home in Alton with a K of C 4th Degree service at 6:30 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton with Fr. Jim Walther O.M.V.
Burial will follow at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey.
Memorials may be made to Oblates of the Virgin Mary.
Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.staten-fine.com.