Naperville, Illinois

1928 - 2015


Naperville, Illinois


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NAPERVILLE - Naperville's Trolley Meister and community advocate who 63-years ago married his childhood sweetheart, Jean Knoch, died on Sunday, May 17, 2015, at his home in Naperville. He was 87. Just last summer he did a perfect back flip off the low board at Centennial Beach. Donald E. Wehrli...

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It was such a suprise to hear of Don's passing. He and Jean have been in my life as long as I can remember. Even when we moved to California! I love you Don and your great sense of humor.

I remember the day Don pulled his brand new trolley onto Jackson Avenue after bringing it up from Florida. He pulled us all out of the Chamber office which shared space with the Sun at that time. I think our staff were among the first to take a ride. Don was a great character and will be missed.

I celebrated my 24th anniversary yesterday --uncle Don and Aunt Jean hosted our Wehrli wedding shower at their home in 1991 and were my first introduction to the giant wonderful Wehrli clan! Their kindness and generosity will always be fondly remembered. I franlky thought uncle Don would live forever-- his passing is a great loss for all and I know he is watching over all of his family, loved ones and friends with that enormous smile and has probably already started causing laughter and...

Don was the kind of guy you could stop on the street and he always had time to talk to you. I once asked him about his Central Park proposal and he explained it to me in great detail. I may still have the flyer he handed me. He was proud of his town and used his trolley business to help show it off. He will be missed.

On behalf of the Bollweg Families in Wheaton, Warrenville and West Chicago, we send our love, and prayers to you all. We grieve with you and pray that you would sense the presence of the Lord in a very special way, with peace and comfort. Don had touched many lives and we are glad to have known such a wonderful man. We thank the Lord for the Hope we have in Him that next time we meet we will never have to say good bye again. Peace and comfort be with you all!

To All the Wehrlies Don did a lot for our town which we all love so much. Thank You Don. You will be missed! Inger Huber

Best Buddies (George & Don)

Don was a great friend, always happy and smiling. Everyone enjoyed being around him. My favorite memory was in 1998, Don and his lovely wife Jean, surprised us by going on the same Cruise Ship that we were on going through the Panama Canal.

We are honored to have had you as a neighbor and friend. Our prayers go out to the entire family.

Dear Precious Friends,

Our hearts, love and prayers go out to you with the home going of Don. We rejoice with you knowing the hope we have in Jesus that you will see Don again. In times of sorrow we hear the voice of the Good Shepherd calling us closer to Himself. For only He can provide for our every need.

Praying that you'll be comforted by the many thoughts of love sent your way and by the countless prayers of those who care. Above you is the Lord's covering,...