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“Today I was able to see what a great life Bob Wendling had. Reading these tributes and hearing all the fun stories about him today makes me realize...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Brad Gootee - Indianapolis, IN

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Bob's family. Bob and I worked together at the Indpls branch for several years. He was talented and very respected...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Pat Brownlee - Indpls, IN

“My thoughts are with you at this most difficult time. May you find peace and comfort. ”
3 of 18 | Posted by: Shane Groves

“thanks for the 20+ years of great indy 500 memories, you will be missed. my prayers and love to the entire family. ”
4 of 18 | Posted by: maureen [ mo ] langman - IL

“Ms Pam Sorry to hear about your loss, you and your family are in my prayers and thought. God Bless Wendling Family ”
5 of 18 | Posted by: Jay Kabaria

“I met Bob through work and my parents. Our families enjoyed a vacations together, lots of good memories,boating, fishing and lots of laughs. My best...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Josh Williams - Indianapolis, IN

“I never realized how big a part of my life, especially my childhood, that my uncle was. Many many wonderful memories of vacations and weekends with...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Danny Wendling - Nashville, TN

“Pam, so sorry to hear about Bob. So many old memories. Our thoughts are with you & your family. May he rest in peace. ”
8 of 18 | Posted by: Rick & Bev Bormann - Crete, IL

“Pam and Family- Many fun memories from the "old days". Our prayers are with you and your family. ”
9 of 18 | Posted by: Bob and Chris Foster - Lansing, IL

“My condolences to the entire Wendling family that Bob loved so much. Rest in Peace, my friend. ”
10 of 18 | Posted by: Gayle Clark - Keller, TX

“My condolences to Pam and the rest of the family. Bob was a kind man with a gentle soul and bright intellect who adored his family. He will be...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Tom Koroch - South Bend, IN

“What a shock! I have known Bob since St. Ann's and TF South and am on the 50th reunion committee. I hadn't heard from Bob but was hoping he would...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Nancy Hildebranski Doffin - IN

“So sorry to hear of Bobs passing. We will always remember him as someone who loved his family and always had a smile on his face. We fondly...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: The LaFayettes - Frirnds

“Dear Pam, Rachael and Family, We were so sad to hear of Bob's passing, he was not only a community servant, but a passionate father and we enjoyed...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: Jan and Scott Hutchins - Carmel, IN

“We were privileged to know Bob through his daughter, Rachael, ever since the girls were in grade school together and played softball in Carmel Dad's...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Shari & Doug Harrison - Carmel, IN

“The world was just a better place with Bob Wendling in it. He was a valuable and trusted friend of mine and our family. We will miss him dearly. ...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Rick Getch - Carmel, IN - Friend

“I grew up with Bob in Lansing I lived two doors down from him. We where best of friends for many rears. We would spend our summers playing form sun...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Tom Allen - Pensacola, FL

“My thoughts and prayers are with the Wendling family. ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: Dave Platt - Estero, FL

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Robert Earl Wendling

67, of Carmel, Indiana, passed away on December 29, 2012 with his family by his side. He was born in Chicago on December 9, 1945 to Margaret and Carl Wendling and grew up in Lansing, Illinois. He initially attended St. Ann Catholic School before graduating from Thornton Fractional South High School in 1963. Bob and his family settled in Munster, Indiana before moving to Carmel in 1980. He spent 40 years working in the lumber distribution industry, initially for Georgia Pacific and then Hager Distribution and Weyerhaeuser. Bob was very involved with the Carmel Dad's Club for over a decade, serving as a coach, league commissioner and club president. He loved fishing, the outdoors, animals, woodworking, football, baseball and above all, his family. Bob was preceded in death by his parents Margaret and Carl. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Pam, as well as his children Lori Moore (Jim), Brandie Roberts (Bryan), Lisa Runyon (Bryan), Shawn Wendling (Julie), Robert Wendling and Rachael Wendling (Aaron), along with twelve grandchildren, one great-grandson and his brother Edward Wendling (Gig). Bob was loved by his family and friends and will be greatly missed. Services will be on Friday, January 4, 2013 at 1 PM at Flanner and Buchanan- Hamilton Memorial Park, 4180 Westfield Road, Westfield. Visitation will be on Thursday, January 3 from 3-7 PM at Flanner and Buchanan- Hamilton Memorial Park. A full tribute to Bob's life may be viewed online at, where condolences may be shared with the family.

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