ROBERT YUNCKE

Robert D. “Bob” Yuncke, 86, of Mt. Olivet passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2017 in Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Wheeling.

He was born September 23, 1931 to Charles E. and Virginia G. Minkemeyer Yuncke.

Bob was the Payroll Supervisor for Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Corporation in both the Benwood and Beech Bottom plants until his retirement with 43 years of service.

He graduated in 1949 from Wheeling High School. Bob was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in the Korean War stationed in Japan.

He was a member of Nelson Lodge No. 30, the El Tor Grotto, and a 55 year member of the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church where he served on several committees and as an usher.

Bob was an avid sports fan and athlete, he played baseball for Bernhardts in the early 1950s. Later in life, he became quite the dart player, being named “Dart Commander” for the dart teams at Coach’s. He also loved working crossword puzzles, and had a great dry sense of humor and a quick wit. He will be sorely missed by his family and a host of long-time good friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles E. Yuncke and Virginia G. Minkemeyer Yuncke Long, his step-father, Joseph E. Long and step-mother Katherine Twigg Long.

He is survived by the love of his life, the woman who was his rock for 65 wonderful years, Jacqueline Jaeger Yuncke; four sons, David (Karen), Thom (Kathy), James, and Mark (Jolie), all of Wheeling. He was a loving grandfather to Jourdin Yuncke, Kaden Yuncke, and Hudson Yuncke also of Wheeling; a step-grandfather to Robbie (Misty) Theiss and two step-great grandsons, Brayden and Nathan Theiss of Newnan, Georgia; step-siblings, Bernie Twigg, Rosemary Twigg Petroff, Sally Twigg Gaughenbaugh, Joe Twigg and Erin Twigg Yoders. He is also survived by a special nephew, Norman Stenger and close family friend Rick Talasis.

Friends will be received from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, October 13, 2017 at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 1 Ridgecrest Road, Bethlehem/Wheeling. Funeral Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, 500 Fairmont Pike, Wheeling, with Rev. Keith Forkey officiating and the Moundsville Honor Guard conducting Military Services.

Private interment at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church.

The family would like to extend its most sincere gratitude to the staff of Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 3 South for the unyielding care and compassion shown to Bob over the last three months.

Sympathy expressions at grisellfuneralhomes.com.