Congerville- Robert W. Walder, 79, of Congerville, IL, passed away peacefully at 3:01 am on Thursday July 9, 2015 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
He was born on March 4, 1936 in Rankin, IL to Henry and Dora Hari Walder. He married Gloria Stoller on February 16, 1964 in Princeville, IL.
Surviving is his beloved wife, Gloria of Congerville, their five children, Janet (Doug) Young of Tolland, CT; Ben (Juanita) Walder of Carlock; Brad (Carla) Walder of Congerville; Brent (Naomi) Walder of Ellington, CT; Brian (Jenny) Walder of Congerville; one brother, Lester Walder of Hoopeston, IL; one sister, Deloris Maibach of Rittman, OH; fourteen grandchildren, Chase and Gage Young; Marlise, Kyle, Lynn, Keith, and Jason Walder; Aubrey, Cade, and Braelyn Walder; Emily, Kate, Rose, and Ashton Walder; and his mother-in-law, Clara Huber of Eureka.
He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers, Harry, Ervin, Melvin, Donald, Dale, and Charles, and one sister, Lillian Maibach.
Robert was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church of Congerville, where he was a retired minister and elder. He lived his life serving his Lord and others, and spending time with his family whom he dearly loved.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Monday at the Apostolic Christian Church of Congerville. Church ministers will officiate. Visitation will be held from 2-6 pm on Sunday at the Goodfield Apostolic Christian Fellowship Hall and from 9-9:45 am on Monday at the church prior to services. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka or to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at argoruestmanharris.com.
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CDT)
Goodfield Apostolic Christian Fellowship Hall
10:00 AM (CDT)
Congerville Apostolic Christian Church
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