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Janice A. Wingler

Janice A. Wingler age 88 of Bloomington passed away at 4:10 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington. Janice was born September 26, 1932 in Peoria the daughter of William H. and Verna M. Bruning Gerster. She married Norman Lee “Norm” Wingler November 4, 1956 in Havana. He passed away February 20, 2017. Surviving is her daughter, Lori Ann Ackerman, Springfield, grandson, Ridge Lee Ackerman, Springfield, sister in-law, Betty Tegeder, Barrington, 2 nephews, Tim (Kathy) Tegeder, Avon Lakes, Ohio and Stephen Tegeder, Barrington. Janice was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother-in-law, Wayne Tegeder. Janice graduated from Havana High School in 1950, and Bradley University, in 1954. She was a member of Chi Omega Sorority, Chapter Mu Delta, while attending Bradley. She was a typing/shorthand teacher at Lincoln High School prior to marriage. Janice was a member of P.E.O. for over 60 years. She was currently part of HP Chapter, Bloomington. She was a dedicated volunteer of Prairie Aviation Museum and The Challenger Learning Center while Norm was President of P.A.M. Jan was a 55 year member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Bloomington. She had a passion for her grandson, Ridge’s, sporting events; especially, baseball. She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, and Nana. She will be missed by all who knew her. Her funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 22 at Wesley United Methodist Church, Bloomington. Rev. Sally Hamon will be officiating. Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Monday at Wesley United Methodist Church, Bloomington. The service and visitation will be limited to 25 persons at a time and everyone must wear a mask. Her graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 22 at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 502 East Front St., Bloomington, IL 61701 or The Humane Society of Central IL, 423 Kay’s Drive, Normal, IL 61761. Arrangements are being handled by Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington. For anyone interested the funeral will be recorded and may be viewed at select the obituary tab and select Calvert & Metzler select Janice’s name and click on “Tribute Wall’ Please view the obituary and share your condolences and memories online at

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