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Robert C. Doerr, Sr

Birth
Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois, USA
Death 4 Jul 2005 (aged 84)
Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
Burial Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 132015601 · View Source
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GERMANTOWN HILLS, IL - Robert C. Doerr Sr., 84, of 305 Old Germantown Road died at 8:02 p.m. Monday, July 4, 2005, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria, where he had been a patient.

Born Feb. 5, 1921, in Wyanet to Robert and Josephine Simmick Doerr, he married Eleanor Hodgkins in Palmyra, Mo., on Dec. 9, 1941. She survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Judy (and Ron) Keith of Creve Coeur; four sons, Robert Jr. (and Donna), Craig and Scott (and Jessica), both of Germantown Hills, and Gary (and Linda) of East Peoria; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.

He worked for 10 years at Pabst Brewery in Peoria Heights before working for Hyster Co. in Peoria, where he was a tool grinder for more than 27 years. He then worked for Caterpillar Inc. in Mossville for five years before retiring.

A World War II veteran, he was a tailgunner on a B-17 bomber with the 487th Bomb Group. Prior to the war, he served three years in the Citizens Military Training Camp.

He was a member of the Eighth Air Force Historical Society and also a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 814 in Peoria.

He was a founding member of the Germantown Hills Volunteer Fire Department and helped organize and coach Germantown Hills Little League.

He was a former member of Masonic Lodge and a member of United Auto Workers Local 974. He also had served as treasurer of the Independent Towing and Lifting Machine Shop Association.

Graveside services will be at Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria. Military rites will be accorded.

Mason Funeral Home, Germantown Hills Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Peoria Journal Star, The (IL) - Wednesday, July 6, 2005


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  • Created by: Jeanette
  • Added: 28 Jun 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 132015601
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert C. Doerr, Sr (5 Feb 1921–4 Jul 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 132015601, citing Swan Lake Memory Gardens, Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Jeanette (contributor 46892486) .