Richard L. Sendelweck, 80, Ireland

Richard L. Sendelweck, 80, of Ireland, died Thursday, September 13, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. He was born in Otwell April 25, 1938, to Philip and Meta (Eck) Sendelweck. He married Rita Wiseman December 18, 1956, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Boone Township.

Richard was employed at Bank of Ireland for 30 years and worked for D and B Auto Sales for 30 years. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Boone Township, where he served on the church council and ran the cemetery trust fund for over 25 years, the Ireland Sportsman Club, and the Ireland Lions Club for over 50 years and served as past president and treasurer. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, working in the garden, and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Rita Sendelweck; two sons, two sons, Dave Sendelweck and wife Jan, Otwell, and Jason Sendelweck and wife Brandi, Ireland; three grandchildren, Alyssa and husband  Matt, Cody and wife Madi, and Kassidy; one great-granddaughter, Emma; and two great-grandchildren on the way; and three sisters, Janice Lemond, Terre Haute, Wilma Jean Hoffman and husband Bill, Ireland, and Kathy Goss, Jasper..

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one son, Rick Sendelweck, one grandson, Jason Meyer, and two brothers, Daniel and Albert Sendelweck.

Friends may call from 1-7 p.m. Sunday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at St. John’s Church. Memorial contributions can be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Monday at the church with burial following in the church cemetery.

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