PEORIA – Lewis L. Wessel, 74, of Peoria died at 2:55 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, at Proctor Hospital.
Born March 9, 1929, in Illinois to Walter and Pauline Blumenkamp Wessel, he married Margaret A. Rosenbaum on April 30, 1952, in Peoria. She survives.
Also surviving are one brother, the Rev. Kenneth (and Marilyn) of Punto Gordo, Fla.; and one sister, Carolyn Helf of Westchester.
He was a Korean War Air Force Intelligence veteran and attended the School of Foreign Languages at Yale University as part of his intelligence training.
A former member of the Institute of Management Accountants, he was an office manager at Peoria Concrete for more than 30 years, retiring in 1992.
He received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Illinois Wesleyan University and a master’s degree in business from Bradley University.
He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Peoria, where he was active in the choir, Garden Club and finance committee.
He had been a member of Calumet Bowling League in Peoria for more than 40 years.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at his church, where visitation will be one hour before. The Revs. Stephen Hartman and Ron Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens. Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to his church choir fund.
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