Robert L. Wheat of Palatine for 47 years Prayers for Robert L. Wheat, 80, will be said at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Highway, Palatine, and proceeding to St. Thomas of Villanova Catholic Church, 1201 E. Anderson Dr., Palatine, IL 60074, for a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Michael the Archangel, Palatine. The visitation will be held Sunday from 3 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home. Robert was born Aug. 24, 1932, in Edwardsville, Ill., and passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at Northwest Community Hospital, in Arlington Heights. Robert was an art teacher and chairman of the Art Department for District 211. He loved gardening, cooking, reading and watching his grandkids play sports. Survivors include his children, Craig (Christine) Wheat and Laura (Tim) Peek; grandchildren, Maggie, Zachary and Jackson Wheat, and Aidan Peek; sister, Virginia (James) Evans; and sister-in-law, Sally Wheat. Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Ann T. (nee Trares) Wheat; parents, Raymond and Margaret (nee Eberhart) Wheat; sister, Eleanor (Raymond) Schaake; and brothers, Leroy Wheat and Raymond (Faye) Wheat. In lieu of flowers, memorials will be appreciated to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101-9950, or visit For information, call the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, Palatine, at 847-358-7411, or visit

Funeral Home

Ahlgrim Family Funeral Homes
201 North Northwest Highway Palatine, IL 60067-5359
(847) 358-7411

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald from Dec. 7 to Dec. 9, 2012