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Robert Wayne Wolfenkoehler
July 15, 1948 ~ January 5, 2024 (age 75) 75 Years Old
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Robert Wayne Wolfenkoehler, 75, passed away Friday, January 5, 2024.
Robert was born July 15, 1948, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Dewey and Lillian Yancey Wolfenkoehler. He and Debra Becker were married July 12, 1975, in Cape Girardeau. She preceded him in death September 3, 2007.
Robert was a Veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the United States Army. He was an active member in the Jackson Elks Lodge #2652. He was a Vice President of the SEMO Military Vehicles Group. He also collected and restored military memorabilia.
He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree in education. He spent most of his teaching career in McClure, IL, teaching special education. He was passionate about horses and teaching children to ride.
Robert was in declining health for years due to exposure to Agent Orange. He was a friend to many and will be missed.
Loving survivors include, a daughter, Brandie Wolfenkoehler of Fruitland; two grandsons, Casey Lands of Marble Hill, and Alex Peterson of Fruitland; and numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by his wife and parents.
Visitation will be Friday, January 12, 2024, from 11am – 2pm at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. An elks service will be held at 1:30pm. Funeral service will be at 2pm at the funeral home with Rev. Sam Roethemeyer officiating. Burial will follow in Russell Heights Cemetery with full military honors.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to Mississippi Valley Therapeutic Horsemanship or the Missouri Veterans Home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by clicking on Robert’s personal obituary page at www.mccombsfuneralhome.com.