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Robert Wall

July 11, 1936 — April 20, 2016

Robert "Bob" Earl Wall, 79, of Lacon, IL, passed away on April 20, 2016, at 4:17 p.m. at his home with his family at his side.

He was born July 11, 1936, in Springfield IL, the son of Earl G. and Esther (Finnegan) Wall. He was a 1954 graduate of Bloomington High School and graduated from Bradley University in 1958, where he was a two-time letterman in tennis. After graduation, he was a member of the U.S. Army. Robert was a longtime resident of Lacon. In the mid 1960's, he became an insurance agent working with Walter Head of the Head Insurance Agency. Soon after, they formed a partnership with the Head and Wall Insurance Agency that lasted over 40 years. He retired in 2001.

Bob was a die-hard Chicago Cubs and Bears fan. He enjoyed reading history books, playing tennis, golf and managed several men's fast pitch softball teams. He was a member of the Lacon Country Club, Lacon Rotary, Lacon American Legion Post #593, and Theta Chi Fraternity while at Bradley.

He married Elizabeth (Lay) Crawford in 1959 and they had two children. He later married Audrey Miller on May 12, 1990. Bob is survived by his wife, Audrey, son Michael (Keri) Wall and daughter Cynthia (Wall) Milligan; Julie and Denny Bogner, Jay and Marie Miller; and grandchildren Brenden Wall, Kailyn Wall, Caitlyn Milligan and Michaela Milligan, Ashley (Logan) Pufhal, Travis Bogner, Courtney Reiker and Andrew Miller. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Cremation rites have been accorded and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 30th, at 12:00 p.m at Lenz Memorial Home in Lacon. Visitation will be from 10:00am - 12:00 p.m. Burial will follow at the Lacon Cemetery. A celebration of life gathering will occur at the Lacon American Legion Post #593 beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Memorials can be made to Lacon American Legion Post #593. Online condolences can be left at

Memorial Visitation

APR 30. 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)

Lenz Memorial Home
823 Fifth Street
Lacon, IL 61540

Memorial Service

APR 30. 12:00 PM (CDT)

Lenz Memorial Home
823 Fifth Street
Lacon, IL 61540

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