Wendell Dean Sheffer Sr.

Wendell Dean Sheffer Sr.

Wendell Dean Sheffer Sr., 63, of Metropolis, died at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 19, 2021, from a boating accident on the Ohio River near Joppa.

Mr. Sheffer was born on Oct. 2, 1957, in Kankakee. He was a self-employed carpenter. 

Wendell and Tina Miller were united in marriage on Sept. 3, 2019. She survives.

Mr. Sheffer is survived by his mother, Cloetta June Sheffer of Metropolis; three daughters, Christy (Mike) Deichmann of Dorsey, Phyllis June Sheffer of Alton and Sarah Sheffer of Worden; two sons, James Strader (Katie) of Staunton and Wendell Dean Sheffer Jr. of Alton; two stepsons, Josh Phalen and Steven Phalen; two grandsons, Andrew Deichmann and Anthony Strader; three granddaughters, Rayanna Strader, Rynlee Strader and Victoria Rose Hartsoe; and an uncle, Donald (Delores) Canada of Karnak.

Mr. Sheffer was preceded in death by his father, Raymond James Sheffer; and by a brother, Raymond Victor Sheffer.

Memorial services honoring the life of Mr. Wendell Dean Sheffer were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, at Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak. The Rev. Mark Canada and the Rev. Steve Heisner officiated.

To leave an online message with the family, visit www.wilsonfuneralhome1928.com.

Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak was in charge of arrangements.

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