Allan Burton Wielert
Born: September 23, 1938
Died: June 8, 2021
On June 8th, Allan's work on earth was complete, as the Lord called him to his heavenly home. Born September 23, 1938 to Burton and Ruth (Leifheit) Wielert.
Allan was a lifelong member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hinckley, where he was baptized, confirmed, and attended parochial school. He attended and graduated from Hinckley High School, where he was very active in sports and the band. At age 17, he enlisted in the United Stated Army. He served for seven years.
Allan began his lifelong career as a carpenter working for Max Clark in Hinckley. He later partnered with Roger Petschke and built homes in DeKalb and Sycamore. Later, both men decided to split up and go on their own. Allan then went on to build many homes in Hinckley and the surrounding area. Al worked with Roger Larson Concrete and then later on, Al went to work with Jim Ward Construction until he retired from the trades at 62.
One of Allan's passions was horticulture. His love for growing, inspired his son to open Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce, where Al has worked almost every day over the past 11 years.
Allan was a member of the Maple Park American Legion. He was a past Director of the Northern Illinois Steam Power Club. He served the community as a member of the Hinckley Fire Department. He was an active golfer and past member of the Indian Oaks Country Club. He was a former Lion's Club member and a lifetime member of the Tiger's Athletic Club in Aurora.
Allan is survived by his children, Jeff (Kim) Wielert, Amy (Matt) VanLanduyt, Deborah Meyer (Brad Treadwell) and their mother, Bette Wielert. He leaves behind his grandchildren, Cory (Kristin) Wielert, LeNeigh (Jordan) Saldana, Aleah Meyer, Andrew VanLanduyt, Grant VanLanduyt, and Taylor VanLanduyt. Al also leaves behind his great-grandchildren, Liam, Silas, and Toby Wielert; Layla, Kyah, Calliope, and Cecilia Saldana. He is also survived by his brother, Darrell (Pat) Wielert and many nieces and nephews.
He is proceeded in death by his parents, Burton and Ruth; his grandparents, Charles (Myrtle) Wielert and Fred (Louise) Leifheit; a daughter, Ann Louise Wielert; and a great-granddaughter, Ann Wielert.
A celebration of his life will be held at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hinckley on Tuesday, June 15 from 4:00 to 6:00pm, with a funeral service following at 6:30pm. Rev. Cory Marth officiant; and Rev. Donald Balgeman, preacher.
Allan's family wishes to thank Unity Hospice of Rochelle for their loving care of Allan during his last days, especially Denise and Connie.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hinckley Fire Department or the Maple Park American Legion.
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Published by Daily-Chronicle from Jun. 11 to Jun. 12, 2021.