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Roger Lee Bunte

September 17, 1949 — October 9, 2023

Beecher

Roger Lee Bunte

 

Roger Lee Bunte, 74, of Beecher, IL passed away on Monday, October 9 at his home surrounded by his family.

 

Roger was born September 17, 1949 in Chicago Heights, IL to Milford and Lorna (Senholtz) Bunte.  His parents preceded him in death.

 

Roger is survived by his wife Elizabeth Bunte and his two daughters and sons-in-law, Nicole Green (Casey), Peotone, IL, and Ashley Wehrmann (David), Peotone, IL and five grandchildren, Van Wehrmann, Nate Wehrmann, Ella Green, Cade Green, and Cole Green.  Also surviving are two brothers, Ralph Bunte, Lombard, IL; Kenneth Bunte (Kathleen), Charlotte, NC; and two sisters, Carol Watland (Wayne), Orland Park, IL, and Barbara Bunte (Celeste), Arbo MN, and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Roger graduated from Peotone High School in 1968.  After graduation he began farming the family farm which became his lifelong career, retiring in 2016.  Roger was enlisted in the U.S. Army (Reserves) from 1969 through 1975 and a member of the Peotone American Legion.

 

Roger enjoyed golfing, playing cards, bowling, sunsets, and spending time with his family.  He especially enjoyed attending parades with his grandchildren and eating their candy.  After retirement, he loved spending the winters at his home in The Villages, FL. He was a big fan of the Chicago Bears and the Chicago Cubs.  He enjoyed meeting with friends and tipping a few at his favorite watering holes in Illinois and Florida.

 

Funeral services will be held at Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home on Friday, October 13, 2023.  Visitation will be from 12 noon until 3:00 pm.  Military honors and funeral services will take place at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Terry Krouskoupf officiating.  Cremation rites will be accorded.

 

In lieu of flowers the family appreciates donations to the Peotone American Legion.

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Friday, October 13, 2023

12:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home

112 W. Main St, PO Box 1048, Peotone, IL 60468

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Funeral Service and Military Honors

Friday, October 13, 2023

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