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Rev Fr Robert Leon "Bob" Palen
Birth: Oct. 14, 1916
Minneapolis
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Nov. 20, 2002
Hinsdale
DuPage County
Illinois, USA

Father Bob was a Catholic Priest, the son of Leopold Palen & Besse Leone (Koch) Palen.
After graduating from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, he took his theology training in Innsbruck, Austria and Sion, Switzerland.
Because of World War II, he completed his studies at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D. C.
He was ordained June 7, 1941, at St. Raphael's Cathedral, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa by Archbishop Francis J. Beckman.
Father Bob served as an Associate Pastor at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Dubuque, Iowa from 1941 to 1948.
Father Robert "Bob" Leon Palen organized the building of the church and rectory at the Maquoketa Sacred Heart Catholic Church in 1970's.
Diagnosed with Leukemia in 1979. Retired from the priesthood in July 1982.
Father Bob resided at 1117 N. Euclid Avenue, Oak Park, Illinois 60302. He continued to give mass to his faithful followers, up until he became too ill to perform his duties. Father Bob resided in Oak Park and, subsequently, Oakbrook Terrace, up until he passed away on November 20, 2002. Surviving are a sister, Virginia Palen (Long), and a brother, William "Billy" Edward Palen, both of Dixon, Lee County, Illinois.

Name: Robert Leon Palen
Event Type: Immigration
Event Date: 1940
Event Place: New York, New York, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 23
Birthplace: Minneapolis Minn
Ship Name: Conte Di Savoia
Birth Year (Estimated): 1917
Affiliate Publication Title: Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1897-1957. , Affiliate Publication Number: T715 , Affiliate Film Number: 6468 , GS Film number: 001758206 , Digital Folder Number: 004879693 , Image Number: 00833
Citing this Record
"New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/24LM-8J5 : accessed 12 February 2015), Robert Leon Palen, 1940; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,758,206.

Name: Robert Pallen
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1920
Event Place: La Crosse Ward 16, La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 3
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Son
Birth Year (Estimated): 1917
Birthplace: Minnesota
Father's Birthplace: Minnesota
Mother's Birthplace: Iowa
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Lee Pallen Head M 29 Minnesota
Bessie Pallen Wife F 24 Iowa
Robert Pallen Son M 3 Minnesota
Virginia Pallen Daughter F 0 Wisconsin
Hedwig Palen Sister F 20 Minnesota
District: 106 , Sheet Number and Letter: 2A , Household ID: 29 , Line Number: 9 , Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) , Affiliate Publication Number: T625 , GS Film number: 1821992 , Digital Folder Number: 004392037 , Image Number: 00685

Name: Robert L Palen
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1930
Event Place: Julien, Dubuque, Iowa, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 13
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Son
Birth Year (Estimated): 1917
Birthplace: Minnesota
Father's Birthplace: Minnesota
Mother's Birthplace: Iowa
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Leo F Palen Head M 40 Minnesota
Besse L Palen Wife F 34 Illinois
Robert L Palen Son M 13 Minnesota
Virginia B Palen Daughter F 10 Wisconsin
District: 0041 , Sheet Number and Letter: 6B , Household ID: 160 , Line Number: 64 , Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) , Affiliate Publication Number: T626 , Affiliate Film Number: 654 , GS Film number: 2340389 , Digital Folder Number: 004584410 , Image Number: 00467
United States Census, 1930
Citing this Record
"United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XMJQ-BB7 : accessed 12 February 2015), Robert L Palen in household of Leo F Palen, Julien, Dubuque, Iowa, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0041, sheet 6B, family 160, line 64, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 654; FHL microfilm 2,340,389. 
 
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 Parents:
  Leo Frank Palen (1890 - 1971)
  Besse Leone Koch Palen (1895 - 1962)
 
 Sibling:
  Robert Leon Palen (1916 - 2002)
  Virginia Besse Palen Long (1919 - 2015)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sacred Heart Cemetery
Maquoketa
Jackson County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Section 30
 
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Record added: Jan 30, 2008
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