In Memory of



Obituary for Wanda Hall

Wanda Ruth (Gerk) Hall, 86, of Decatur, IL, went home to be with her Lord at 10:40 PM, Sunday, November 19, 2023 with her family by her side.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 pm, Friday, November, 24, 2023 at Life Foursquare Church, 2954 W. Ash Ave, Decatur, IL, with visitation one hour prior to services.  Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. Memorials in Wanda’s honor may be made to Life Foursquare Church.

Wanda was born April 1, 1937 in Decatur, IL, the daughter of Elmer and Dorothy Gerk.  She married the love of her life, Richard D. Hall, on May 19, 1956 in Decatur, IL.  They were married 67 years. Their love for each other was evident to all.

Wanda graduated from Lakeview High School in 1955.  She was a lifetime member of Decatur/Life Foursquare Church, where her parents brought her to church in a baby basket as an infant.  She was a Sunday School teacher, worked in the youth group, was a member of UFW, and prepared countless dishes for funeral dinners at the church to minister to grieving families.  Wanda loved to entertain and was an outstanding cook, and especially loved serving holiday meals.  She served as PTA President, Hospitality Chairman, and Room Mother at Excelsior South School where Lonnie and Rick attended.  She was a Girl Scout and Brownie leader.  Wanda was an Estee Lauder counter manager at Carson Pirie Scott for many years and worked at Bergner’s until her retirement in 2002.  Wanda enjoyed her years of retirement, in which she and Dick were able to travel to many beautiful destinations with her family as well as the Wrights.  She was a 20-year member of the Garden Club of Decatur, and so loved designing center pieces and floral arrangements with her sister, Lois, and friends, Ardath and Sheila.

Surviving are her husband, Richard; son, Rick (Jan) Hall of Macon, IL; grandchildren: Hannah Medley (Robert) of Mt. Zion, Holly (Chris) Guy of Decatur, Stephanie (David) Long of St. Charles, MO, Kelsey (Ben) Rohde of St. Louis, MO; great grandchildren: Joss and Dexter Medley and Parker and Addison Long; son-in-law, Rick Williams; sister, Lois (Gerk) Mayberry; and nieces, nephews, and cousins that she loved dearly.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and daughter, Lonnie Kay (Hall) Williams.

Wanda loved many things in life, but her greatest love was for her Jesus! She devoted her life to Him at an early age, and shared His love with many.

Wanda’s family wishes to extend a special thank-you to Leanne, Fran and Tammy for your tender loving care, as well as Keely from Memorial Hospice, and Dr. Wade for his excellent care.