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Wayne Vaupel, 79, of McLeansboro, died 8:45 p.m. Sunday, May 31, 2015, at his residence. He was born July 27, 1935, in Herald, the son of Herman Theodore Vaupel and Stella Mae (Funkhouser) Vaupel. He married Peggy June Prince on Dec. 9, 1955, in Carmi; she survives in McLeansboro. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Gregory Wayne Vaupel and wife Thelma of Fairview Heights and Jerrod Vaupel and wife Lois of McLeansboro; two daughters, Denise Gray and husband Bob of McLeansboro and Janet Scott and husband Jeff of Bloomington, Ind.; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Pat Duckworth and husband Bob of Carmi; two brothers, Ted Vaupel of Fairfield and Robert Vaupel of Grayville; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Carolyn Duckworth; a brother, Harrawood Vaupel; and a great-grandchild, Hattie Jean Gray. He was a pastor for 47 years. He pastored Walnut Grove Baptist Church in Brownsville for 23 years and was the current pastor. He was also a member of Walnut Grove Missionary Baptist Church. He pastored many churches in Hamilton County and White County. He was a cable tool driller in the oil field. He loved to run his fox hounds. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, June 4, 2015, at Ten Mile Baptist Church in McLeansboro. The church will be open one hour before the funeral service. The Revs. Robert Sefried and Jacob Gray will officiate the service. Burial will be held at Brush Harbor Cemetery in McLeansboro. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, at Ten Mile Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be accepted at the church or Harre Funeral Home. Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro will be in charge of all of the arrangements.
Published on  June 1, 2015
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