Richard Louis Wallner, 96


Richard Louis Wallner, 96, of Litchfield, died on Monday, May 4, 2020, at 3:30 a.m. at his home.

Private family funeral services will be held on Monday, May 11, 2020, at Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield.  Burial will be in Rovey Cemetery in Farmersville. No visitation will be held. Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield is assisting the family with arrangements.

Mr. Wallner was born on July 9, 1923, in Chatham, to Louis and Alvina (Luedtke) Wallner, and his Christian baptism was on July 29, 1923. He married Winifred Ann Benson on April 17, 1955, at the First Presbyterian Church in Springfield, she survives.  

Mr. Wallner was self-employed as a farmer his entire life, farming in the Chatham and Waggoner areas. He  was a member of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church (LCMS) and was very active in church functions at both the Farmersville and Chatham churches. He also helped with construction of the Faith Lutheran Church in Litchfield.

Mr. Wallner is survived by his wife; children, David Louis (Donna) Wallner of Ferguson, MO, Elizabeth Ann (Fred) Barnabe of Monticello, Mary Louise (Thom) Hart of Atwater and Rebecca Ann Wallner of Litchfield; ten grandchildren, April (Lance) Wallis, Michael Wallner, Heidi (Cecil) McClendon, Frederick (Kateah) Barnabe, Anne (Dustin) Reinbold, Tammy (David) Boyce, Mike (Stacey) Hart, Alyssa (husband, Jason Barto) Hart; Sean (fiancée, Michelle Watson) Hart and Rachel (Shane) Hanners; 21 great-grandchildren, Anika, Tobiah and Micah Wallis,  Brooke and Carly Barnabe, Matt (Diane), Miles and Macon Boyce, Dakota (John Craig) Kirby, Gabrielle (fiancé, Darrin Wax) Johnson, Madelyn Boyce, Justin,  Morgan, Ashley and Carley Hart, Alexis (Justin) Brown, Annabelle Barto, Taytum Watson, and Layla, Melanie and Waylon Hanners; and five great-great-grandchildren, Brandt and Bennett Boyce, Evie and Rosie Kirby, and Stockton Brown

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Herman Wallner; and four sisters, Anita Bloechle, Amanda Boehme, Pauline Corrigan and Alberta Nation.

Memorials be made to Lutheran Hour Ministries, 660 Mason Ridge Center, St. Louis, MO, 63141. Condolences may be left online at


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