Kenneth Oliver Wachtel (1925 - 2015)


Kenneth O. Wachtel, 89, Altamont
Kenneth Oliver Wachtel, 89, of rural Altamont, died at 3:27 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at HSHS St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Paul "Blue Point" Lutheran Church in rural Altamont, with the Revs. David Speers, Mark Witte and David Witte officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Monday and one hour before services on Tuesday, both at the church, Gieseking Funeral Home in Altamont was in charge of arrangements. Memorials: Lutheran Care Center of St. Paul Lutheran Church Modernizing Fund. Online condolences may be expressed at
Mr. Wachtel was born on Thursday, Feb. 19, 1925, at the family home in Altamont, the son of William and Florence Wachtel. He married Betty Lou Haack on Feb. 9, 1947, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Dieterich; she preceded him in death.
Survivors include sons, Gary Wachtel and his wife Lynn, and Calvin Wachtel and his wife Chris, both of Altamont; and a daughter, Marcia and her husband Dennis Witte of Lombard.

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Published in The Leader-Union from Jan. 25 to Feb. 4, 2015