Herman Oscar Wagehoft, 70, of Sebring, Fla., formerly of Morrisonville and Peoria passed away Tuesday, Dec. 15 following complications with the COVID virus. Mr. Wagehoft was born Nov. 14, 1950 in Taylorville to Kenneth H. Wagehoft and Charlotte (Himstedt) Wagehoft and raised on a farm in rural Pawnee near Zenobia. He attended Morrisonville High School and after graduation he served his country in the U.S. Army. While living in Peoria he was employed for many years and retired from the Caterpillar Company.
Herman became a Sebring, Fla. resident two years ago and attended Highlands Community Church there. He enjoyed life, riding motorcycles, listening to music, playing his guitar and singing and spending quality time with his grandchildren, family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Diane, two sons, Shad Wagehoft (wife Michelle) and Sean Robinson both of Illinois; brothers, Raymond Wagehoft (wife Myra), Coralville, Iowa; Harland Wagehoft (wife Debbie), Manhattan, Ill.; sisters, Irene Johnson (husband Allen), Hollister, Mo.; Della Niemann (husband Jim), Litchfield; Rhonda Matthews (husband Bill), Blair, Ne.; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, May Ilene Wagehoft.
Cremation arrangements entrusted to Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home,Sebring, Fla.