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Wayne Nadler Jr.

Wayne Nadler Jr.

Wayne George Nadler, Jr, 50, of New Athens, IL, born November 4, 1967 in Red Bud, IL passed away on Friday, December 15, 2017. Mr. Nadler was a Marketing Equipment supervisor with PepsiCo. Wayne loved playing pool and was on several pool teams in the area including Wolf’s Tavern and Old Bridge Inn. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors. Wayne was a member of the Lenzburg Hunting and Fishing Club and a former member of the New Athens Sportsmen’s Club.

Wayne is survived by his loving wife – Jeanine, nee Weck, Nadler whom he married on March 18, 1989 in New Athens, IL, 1 daughter – Rachel Marie Nadler of New Athens, IL, his parents – Wayne and Ruth Ann, nee Degler, Nadler, Sr of New Athens, IL, 1 sister Traci Wood of Highland, IL, father and mother-in-law – Leroy and Bernette Weck of Belleville, IL, brothers-in-law – Mark (Jo Belle) Weck of Houston, TX, Jim (Debbie) Weck of Freeburg, IL, Bob (Nancy) Weck of Columbia, IL and Tony (Paula Baker) Weck of Belleville, IL, and sister-in-law Mary (Gary) Siebert of Belleville, IL. Wayne is also survived by aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the New Athens Volunteer Ambulance Service.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Visitation; Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 from 3 to 7 p.m.

Funeral; Memorial services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 7 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Robert Koch officiating.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Administrator says:

    Jeanine and Rachel,
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Your in my thoughts and prayers as you get through this time.

    Amanda & Hailey

  2. Administrator says:

    My prayers are with you and your family.

    Posted by: Sandra Holmes – Freeburg, IL – Coworker Dec 16, 2017

  3. Administrator says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

    Posted by: Jean McAllister – Belleville, IL – Coworker Dec 16, 2017

  4. Administrator says:

    Sad to hear about Wayne. I will pray for you and your family for comfort.

    Posted by: Marty Weible – Bismarck, MO – Coworker Dec 16, 2017

  5. Administrator says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
    I was one of Wayne’s Marissa high school classmates of 1985…I know he graduated in New Athens, but he was with us until they changed jurisdiction. Just know he will be missed by All! God Bless you All

    Posted by: Cathy Light – Marissa, IL – Classmate Dec 17, 2017

  6. Administrator says:

    I remember Wayne from Marissa Grade school. He was always kind and very outgoing. He was a kind person who I have never forgotten. R.I.P my friend.

    Posted by: Carl Appel – Mountain home, ID – Classmate Dec 17, 2017

  7. Administrator says:

    Wayne and I were in the same class…. I can still hear his laugh…. I am so sorry for your loss you will be in my prayers

    Posted by: Michelle Edmonds – Troy, MO – Classmate Dec 17, 2017

  8. Administrator says:

    Special thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of sorrow. Wayne was the best coworker anyone could have and will be deeply missed.

    Posted by: Todd Harrs – Ofallon, IL – Coworker Dec 17, 2017

  9. Administrator says:

    We were sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. We are sending prayers of peace and comfort to his family.

    Posted by: Laura and Robert Steele Dec 17, 2017

  10. Administrator says:

    There are no words to express how sorry we are for your loss. We wish we could take away your pain. He was such a gentle positive influence and source of encouragement and good cheer. May you have peace.

    Posted by: Rick and Barb Beck – New Athens, IL – Friend Dec 17, 2017

  11. Administrator says:

    I am very sorry for your lost. You are all in my prayers.

    Posted by: Susie Pitts – Family Friend Dec 17, 2017

  12. Administrator says:

    Wayne was so much more than a co-worker, he was a treasured friend. Nobody could brighten my day like he could. My thoughts and prayers are with Wayne’s family and friends. Thank you for sharing him with all of us.

    Posted by: Lance Griffin – Boise, ID – Friend Dec 17, 2017

  13. Administrator says:

    My sympathies to his family. Wayne will be missed in the pool community

    Posted by: Kelly Imhoff – Acquaintance Dec 17, 2017

  14. Administrator says:

    I cant believe such a good man has left us way too early! R.I.P. my Pool playing buddy!

    Posted by: A friend Dec 18, 2017

  15. Administrator says:

    Dear Ruth, Wayne, Traci, Jeanine, Rachel and family,
    We are so sorry to learn of your loss. May the lord grant you peace in your time of sorrow.
    Sincerely, Lynne and Lori (Mavers) Schneider

    Posted by: Lori Schneider – Paderborn, IL – Neighbor Dec 18, 2017

  16. Administrator says:

    Dear Jeanine and family,
    At times like this, words seem so inadequate… please know that we are praying for you and your family. Please except our deepest sympathy. Love, George and Kathy Nadler

    Posted by: George and Kathy Nadler – Mancelona, MI Dec 18, 2017

  17. Administrator says:

    To Wayne’s family. My deepest sympathy goes to you all. I worked with Wayne for many years. He is a great man, loving and caring to all. He is and will be a great friend that will be truly missed. I always looked up to him for advice or a just for a shoulder to lean on. He will be missed!

    Posted by: Larry Maeder – Cedar Rapids, IA – Coworker Dec 18, 2017

  18. Administrator says:

    Wayne was one of the most caring leaders that I had the privilege to work with during my time at Pepsi. He always had a friendly smile and the office filled with his laughter. He was also willing to help out in anyway. He cared deeply for his Pepsi family and wanted everyone to be successful. He was so genuine and authentic. You also knew you could trust Wayne. I could not have asked for a better person to work

    Posted by: Jeanette Lappe – Imperial, MO – Coworker Dec 18, 2017

  19. Administrator says:

    I worked with Wayne during the time that PAS moved to PBC and then afterwards communicated via email. Wayne was such a wonderful man and was so professional, helpful and truly dedicated. Meeting Wayne for the first time was pleasant as you felt you had known him for years. I am so sad to hear about his passing and my thoughts are with his family.
    Wayne will truly be missed. I considered him not just a co-worker but a friend.

    Linda Ringham
    Pepsi Friend

    Posted by: Linda Ringham – Indianapolis, IN – Coworker Dec 18, 2017

  20. Administrator says:

    I had the honor and pleasure of working with Wayne at Pepsi and I considered him not only a co-worker, but a good friend. Wayne was who I held up as my example to people on how the job should be done. He was simply the best at what he did and he truly had a positive impact with everyone he worked with. I’ll miss getting his e-mails that started off with “Hello Leslie – Hope all is well”. Then he usually asked for a favor. 🙂 Rest easy my friend.

    With my most sincere condolences,
    Leslie Raleigh

    Posted by: Leslie Raleigh – TULSA, OK – Coworker Dec 18, 2017

  21. Administrator says:

    Sorry for loss your in my prayers

    Posted by: Sondra Olson – New athens, IL Dec 18, 2017

  22. Administrator says:

    I am so sorry for your loss., I will keep your family in my prayers. Wayne was a friend of mine from Marissa grade-high school. We had a lot of classes together. He was a great person, He always made people feel happy with his smile. I will always remember his great personality. Wayne We Love you Class of 1985.

    Posted by: Valerie Fulton-Metcalf – Lake Charles, LA – Friend Dec 18, 2017

  23. Administrator says:

    To the Nadler family, the Parham family sends our deepest condolences for your loss.May our Creator provide you strength thru your time of grief. Mr. Wayne Nadler will truly be miss, my friend. RONALD PARHAM

    Posted by: Ronald Parham – Florissant, MO – Coworker Dec 18, 2017

  24. Administrator says:

    I had the privilege of working with Wayne at Pepsi, he was always one of my favorite people to work with….Wayne always handled himself with passion and grace…I will truly miss him.

    My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family.

    Posted by: Andy Dougherty – Olathe, KS – Coworker Dec 18, 2017

  25. Administrator says:

    I have always enjoyed being in the company of Wayne his can do attitude and partnership have always been positive. I have worked with Wayne for quite some time and I consider him to be a friend and will miss him greatly. I am sure he is playing in a Pool Tournament up in Heaven and winning just like he won in life. Rest easy Marty

    Posted by: Marty Coleman – Chicago, IL – Friend Dec 19, 2017

  26. Administrator says:

    I was shocked & saddened to hear of Wayne’s passing. As a co-worker during the Pepsi Americas days, I had the opportunity to work with Wayne & other Marketing Equip. Mgrs. and have many memories of our group meetings. He will be missed by all. My prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

    Posted by: Fran Strazar – Cleveland, OH – Coworker Dec 19, 2017

  27. Administrator says:

    I worked with Wayne for quite sometime and always appreciated his can do positive attitude. Over the years I have come to call Wayne a friend and always enjoyed our interaction together. I will miss you and to Wayne’s Family please accept my condolences. Some where in Heaven Wayne is winning a Pool Tournament just like he won in life. Marty Coleman

    Posted by: Marty Coleman – Chicago, IL – Coworker Dec 19, 2017

  28. Administrator says:

    Hello Jeanine, Wayne and I started at PepsiCo at the same time. I just want to send my sincere condolences to you and your family. Wayne was a awesome and dedicated worker who never put his pen down. He will truly be missed by us all. If there is anything my family and I can do during this difficult time, please let us know. May God continue to bless you and get you through this trying time.

    Posted by: David & Elaine Williams – St. Louis, MO – Coworker Dec 19, 2017

  29. Administrator says:

    To the entire Nadler family,
    May the God that we serve comfort you and keep you thru these difficult times, thru His Son Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior is my prayer!

    Posted by: Keith Teague – Saint Louis, MO – Coworker Dec 19, 2017

  30. Administrator says:

    We are so sorry for you loss! He was such a nice neighbor to have. Always smiling and always waving. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

    Posted by: The Waeltz Family Dec 19, 2017

  31. Administrator says:

    We’re very sorry for your loss.

    Posted by: Terry Koester – Universal City, TX – Classmate Dec 19, 2017

  32. Administrator says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Posted by: Joe and Cheryl Kellmeyer – Swansea, IL Dec 20, 2017

  33. Administrator says:

    Jeanie, I am truely sorry for your loss, and Wayne will be in my prayers.
    I have known Wayne, when he was working at Marriott as the vending Manager. Wayne, was not just Co worker but a team player to all of us at Pepsi. We will miss him but he will be the very best Pool player in Heaven.

    Posted by: Michael Dannemann – O’Fallon, MO – Coworker Dec 20, 2017

  34. Administrator says:

    My prayers are with the family. I have had the pleasure to work with Wayne on many Pepsi projects and there is not a kinder, sweeter soul. Just last week we were talking about his recent pool tournament in Vegas and how much fun he had! Wayne will be greatly missed and I look forward to the day when I get to see him again in heaven!

    Posted by: Sheila Ward – Lawrence, KS Dec 20, 2017

  35. Administrator says:

    So sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. He was such a kind and caring person. Please accept my heartfelt condolences and wishing you peace to bring comfort in this difficult time.

    Posted by: Cindy Funk – Freeburg, IL Dec 20, 2017

  36. Administrator says:

    Our sincere condolences go the entire Nadler family as you cope with the loss of Wayne. Your family will continue to be in our prayers as you face the days ahead.

    Posted by: Laura Schueddig – St. Charles, MO – Coworker Dec 20, 2017

  37. Administrator says:

    Wayne was truly a good man, a great coworker and an even better friend. We just spent some talking last week, sharing some smiles and laughs. I will miss seeing his smiling face and working with him and feel genuinely blessed to have known him. My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with all of you in the days and weeks to come.

    Posted by: Mitzi Painter – Coworker Dec 21, 2017

  38. Administrator says:

    I knew Wayne when I worked at Pepsi. He was the nicest, kindest guy… Always willing to help, no matter what else he was doing. He was such a hard worker and obviously loved what he did. I’m so sorry for your tremendous loss. He will be missed by so many that knew him and his kindness. Peace to you in this difficult time.

    Posted by: Sarah Hoth – St. Louis, MO – Coworker Dec 21, 2017

  39. Administrator says:

    I just found out about your husband today, when I went to Eckert’s to pick up a few things. I am so very sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Posted by: Sheila Munie – Belleville, IL – coworker Dec 28, 2017

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