|Birth: ||Dec. 25, 1929|
|Death: ||May 14, 2010|
PEORIA, IL - Robert B. Boerckel, 80, of Peoria died at 3:06 p.m. Friday, May 14, 2010, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Robert entered into the joy of his Savior's presence.
Born Dec. 25, 1929, in Peoria, a son of Albert F. and Lucille M. Carey Boerckel, he married Lael E. Haggerty on Sept. 3, 1955, in Peoria. She survives.
Also surviving are three sons, the Rev. Robert "Scott" (Carol) Boerckel of East Moline, Jim (Kathy) Boerckel of Zeeland, Mich., and the Rev. Dr. Ritch (Kimberly) Boerckel of Peoria; one daughter, Joy L. (Joe) Unseth of Dunlap; his brother, Al (Barbara) Boerckel of Morton; and 12 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Beverly, and granddaughter, Jill.
Mr. Boerckel was employed as a compliance officer for River Valley Federal Savings Bank in Peoria for 15 years, retiring on Dec. 31, 1994.
He was an adult Sunday school teacher at Bethany Baptist Church in Peoria.
As a young man, God opened Bob's heart to His free offer of forgiveness in Jesus and compelled Bob to share with others the good news of His redeeming love. To learn more about God's love, please visit www.needhim.com.
Services will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at Bethany Baptist Church in Edwards. His sons, the Rev. Scott Boerckel and the Rev. Dr. Ritch Boerckel, will officiate. Visitation will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. prior to services at the church. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Brunswick Cemetery in Trivoli.
The Wilton Mortuary in Peoria is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethany Baptist Church Building Fund, 7422 N. Heinz Lane, Edwards, IL 61528, or International Teams USA, 411 W. River Road, Elgin, IL 60123, for the benefit of missionaries Jim and Kathy Boerckel in their work among refugees.
Published in the Peoria Journal Star on 5/16/2010
Created by: Jeanette
Record added: May 23, 2010
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