Robert Leon ‘Bob’ Winding

Robert Leon ‘Bob’ Winding

Robert Leon “Bob” Winding, 82, of Mounds, died at 7:20 a.m. Monday, April 13, 2020, at his home.

Mr. Winding was born on March 25, 1938, in Pulaski County, the son of James Lowell and Lorraine Edwards Winding.

He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was employed with Consolidated Grain and Barge in Mound City for 25 years. He was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by two brothers, Gordon and Pete Windings.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Winding of Mounds; children Danny T. (Yvonne) Windings of Cobden, Amy D. Windings Sheffer of Mounds and George (Cathy) Monan of Urbandale; a brother, Jim (Pansy) Winding of Grand Chain; a sister-in-law, Sue Botter of Morehouse, Mo.;  eight grandchildren, Kaylee (Brock) Martin, Bradley, Sydney and Lindsey Windings, Eric Spaulding, Kourtney Shelton, Abby and Ian Monan; a great-granddaughter due in July; other relatives and friends.

Mr. Winding, dear husband, father, grandfather and friend, deserved a beautiful tribute. However, due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 virus and by the signing of the executive order by Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker, the visitation and funeral service were private at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 16, at Jones Funeral Home Villa Ridge.

The funeral service was at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 16, at the funeral home, with Mr. Winding’s nephew, John Windings, officiating. 

Military honors were accorded at noon by the Illinois National Guard burial team and area veterans.

At 12:30 p.m., the funeral procession left the funeral home and proceeded to the Mound City National Cemetery, where interment took place. The family requested that friends and relatives park along the funeral procession route from the funeral home to the cemetery to pay tribute to Mr. Winding.

The family requested the following change to the funeral procession route: The funeral procession left the funeral home on Olmsted Road to Dakota Road to Highway 51, made a left onto Mounds Road passing by Meridian High School, turned right onto Route 37 going south to Mound City, passed through Mound City to the national cemetery.

Memorials can be made to the Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois and can be mailed to the funeral home at P.O. Box 147, Villa Ridge, Ill. 62996.

Prayers for the family or the signing of an online guestbook can be offered at

Jones Funeral Home Villa Ridge was in charge of the arrangements.

The Gazette-Democrat

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Anna, Illinois 62906
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