David Wantling Peoria Obituary

David Wantling

David N. “Spoon” Wantling, 62, of Peoria passed away at 7:35 a.m. on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. He was born August 10, 1952 in Peoria, a son of Neil B. and Wanita F. (Dybevik) Wantling. David attended schools in Peoria, graduating from Manual High School in 1970. He worked as a laborer out of local 165. He was rumored to be an excellent bartender. David was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Peoria. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Wanita and Don Van Scoyoc; sister, Patti Stookey of St. Augustine, FL; brother, Steven J. (Kim) Wantling; daughter, Carrie Ann Wantling; grandson, Kyle Jordan Wantling; his favorite cousin, Sherry Bartolo; one special niece, Alycia Raska who was by his side day and night during his last days; and two great nieces, Taylor and Kaylee Raska. David was preceded in death by his father, Neil B. Wantling; paternal grandparents, Pat and Mary Wantling; maternal grandparents, Roger and Helen Dybevik; his mothers twin sister and his best friend, Anita Hasty; aunt, Devonne Stalder; uncle, Ronald South; his favorite cousin, Mike Hasty; and great nephew, Austin Weeks. We would like to give a special thanks to Joan and Yul at Heartland Therapy who got David walking after his stroke until many illnesses took the ability away again. David “Spoon” was a St. Louis Cardinal Fan. He loved fishing and being with friends. David was the easiest going and well liked person you could meet. He will be forever missed. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a private graveside service at the Lutheran Cemetery with Pastor Steven Tibbetts and Pastor Paul Park presiding. Memorial contributions may be made in Davids name to OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Clary Funeral Home, 3004 West Lake Avenue, in Peoria. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of David Wantling, please visit our floral store. You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or by planting a memorial tree in the memory of David Wantling Plant a tree in memory of David
August 10, 1952 - June 17, 201508/10/195206/17/2015
Share Obituary:

Share a memory

Add to your memory

Tribute wall

Plant a tree in memory of David

An environmentally friendly option
Cumerford-Clary Funeral Home
February 13
Hendrick Polanco
June 22, 2015
My deepest condolences.  May these few words from the Holy Scriptures bring you comfort in your time of grief... John 11:32-45 32 And so Mary, when she arrived where Jesus was and caught sight of him, fell at his feet, saying to him: “Lord, if you had been he... Continue Reading
John Prescott
June 21, 2015
Steve:                                            &... Continue Reading
Mike (Hugo) Hefner
June 19, 2015
Patti, Steve, Sherry, and Family So sorry for the loss of David (Shannon).  That's what we called him years ago.  He was my best man at my first wedding in 1973.  All the basketball and fishing trips we did, I can't count that high.  God Bless you al... Continue Reading
John Henry Clark
June 18, 2015
My condolences go out to Patti & Steve. My heartfelt sympathy to Sherry Bartolo and her family besides being cousins, i know first hand how close they are. Think of it this way, GOD needed a Cardinal Fan, a Fisherman & a Bartender.  I am so sorry f... Continue Reading
Jill Messmore-Faley
June 18, 2015
I am so sorry to hear of Spoons passing.  I will always remember his infectious smile and great sense of humor. My deepest sympathy to the entire family.
Jill Messmore-Faley
June 17, 2015
I am so sorry to hear of Spoons' passing.  I will always remember his infectious smile and great sense of humor.  My deepest sympathy to the entire family.