Robert “Bob” L. Wardein, 76, passed away at 8:55 am Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Highland Healthcare Center in Highland, IL.He was born on April 23, 1938 in Alton, IL, son of the late Bernard & 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 # 460 were 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 & Scott Westbrook of Alton, Patti & Leon Huntsman of Huntingdon, TN, Lisa Wardein of Alton and Michael & Jessica Wardein of E. Alton; eleven grandchildren; three great grandchildren, two sisters and brother-in-law, Barbara & John Fulk of GA and Marsha Estes of Wood River and a brother Jim Wardein of Wood River.Visitation will be from 4 pm until 7 pm, Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Staten-Fine Funeral Home in Alton with a K of C 4th Degree service at 6:30 pm.Funeral Mass will be at 10 am on Friday, August 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, IL.Memorials may be made to Oblates of the Virgin Mary.Online condolences and guest book may be found at www.staten-fine.com
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