James "Jim" R. Wendland Sr.

January 11, 1940January 18, 2021

James "Jim" R. Wendland Sr., 81, of Peoria passed away on Monday, January 18, 2021 at home surrounded by his family. He was born on January 11, 1940 in Peoria.

He married Josephine "Dolly" Franklin on October 2, 1959 in Peoria.

Jim is survived by his wife of 61 years; two daughters, Shirlee (Chris) Zook of Bartonville and Robin (Mike) Floyd of Peoria; one son, Jim (Tina) Wendland Jr. of Peoria; grandchildren, Sarah Wendland, Ashley (Takashi) Nakayama, Megan (Bryan) Moulton and Cassidy (Blake) Tuley; great-grandchildren, Austin and Ava Tuley, Lynn and Nate Nakayama and Hayes and Poppy Moulton;special nephew, James Franklin; and faithful golden retriever, Buddy.

Jim was a Teamster Truck Driver for 35 years, retiring in 1995. After retirement he was a transport driver for Shriners Hospital for Children. He was a past Master and 48 year member of the Joseph Robbins Lodge #930. He also was a member of the Mohammed Shriners.

Masonic Rites will be on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel with funeral services to follow. Pastor Craig Hislope will officiate.

Visitation will be an hour prior to services Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Rides or Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Online condolences may be made at


  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 23, 2021

  • Masonic Rites

    Saturday, January 23, 2021

  • Funeral Services

    Saturday, January 23, 2021


James "Jim" R. Wendland Sr.

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Mike and Marie Compton

January 20, 2021

We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Charles (Dave) Zook

January 20, 2021

We were sad to learn of Jim passing and wish to extend our sincere condolences to the Wendland family. Jim was a very nice man and will be missed by many. Prayers to the family.
Dave and Marylee Zook