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John Robert "Bob" Eppelheimer
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Birth: Dec. 22, 1921
Thawville
Iroquois County
Illinois, USA
Death: Feb. 27, 2010
Washington
Tazewell County
Illinois, USA

WASHINGTON, IL - John Robert "Bob" Eppelheimer, 88, of Washington, Ill., died at 3:08 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, at his home.

Born Dec. 22, 1921, in Thawville, Ill., to George P. and Ruby McNaught Eppelheimer, he married Bernadine "Bea" Zumwalt on Feb. 26, 1949, in Watseka, Ill.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Bea; two daughters, Connie Symmonds of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Colleen (Barry) Hockensmith of Bloomington, Ill.; one brother, Leland (Elvera) Eppelheimer of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; and a sister-in-law, Mildred Eppelheimer of Paxton, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister.

Bob was a machine operator at Caterpillar Tractor Co. for 31 years, retiring in 1986. He also drove a school bus for District 50 for 17 years.

He was a member of Crossroads United Methodist Church in Washington.

Bob also enjoyed playing cards with friends, gardening and attending Wednesday-morning coffee with his friends from Sunnyland Christian Church.

Cremation rites will be accorded, and burial will be in the church columbarium at a later date.

Published in the Peoria Journal Star on 2/28/2010
 
 
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 Parents:
  George Phillip Eppelheimer (1887 - 1985)
  Ruby Jane McNaught Eppelheimer (1888 - 1979)
 
 Sibling:
  Murice Leroy Eppelheimer (1913 - 1918)*
  John Robert Eppelheimer (1921 - 2010)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Crossroads United Methodist Church Columbarium
Washington
Tazewell County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Jeanette
Record added: Mar 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49389609
John Robert Bob Eppelheimer
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