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Henry Wessling


October 26, 1945
August 23, 2019

Visitation 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. Friday, August 30, 2019 - Day Macz Funeral Home, Sandoval
Funeral 1:00 P.M. Friday, August 30, 2019 - Day Macz Funeral Home, Sandoval

Henry Richard Wessling, 73, of Punta Gorda, FL passed away on Friday, August 23, 2019. He was born on October 26, 1945, the son of Joseph and Beulah Wessling in Sandoval, IL. He married his soulmate, Cathy Lynn Troutt on May 2, 1973 in Mt. Vernon, IL.

Henry touched so many lives in so many ways. He worked for over 35 years with young people struggling to find their way including the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and the Norman C. Sleezer Youth Home in Freeport, IL before retiring to Florida.
Henry loved to make people laugh and if you spent time with him, he made you feel better for having done so.
Henry had an undeniable love for his Lord and Savior, his wife, children, grandchildren, and his faithful companion and dog, Sadie all of whom brought him much joy.

Henry and Cathy were fortunate to travel around the world creating many great memories, but their best memories came from each and every day with each other and their family.
Henry always looked forward to the annual Wessling family reunion that had been a tradition for over 50 years.
Henry’s favorite pass times were watching the Chicago Bulls, gardening, collecting baseball cards, and playing cards. In his younger years, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and coaching little league baseball.

Although his passing is a massive loss for those of us left behind, we have the blessed assurance that he is rejoicing with his loved ones that have gone on before and that they are having a wonderful heavenly reunion.

Along with his wife, Cathy Wessling, survivors include his children, Lieutenant Richard Wessling, USN, Retired and wife Dawn of Jacksonville, Florida and Kelly Borys and husband Mark of Howell, Michigan; grandchildren Tyler, Lauren, Anthony, Brooklyn, Parker, and Kylie; a sister Darla Loy of Illinois and numerous sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, nieces, and nephews.

Henry was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Beulah Wessling; siblings Harry Wessling, Don Wessling, Daniel Wessling, Katherine (Elmer) Wease, Jane (Tom) Whited, Betty Osborne, Joseph “Cactus” Wessling, Clarence Wessling, and Robert “Bobby” Wessling.

A celebration of life services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Friday, August 30, 2019 at the Day Macz Funeral Home in Sandoval with Reverend Gardy Cronk officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Centralia. Friends are welcome to a visitation time from 11:00 A.M. until the service time at 1:00 P.M. on Friday. Online condolences and memories of Henry may be shared with the family by visiting and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.