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Robert L “Bob” Breese

Birth
Galva, Henry County, Illinois, USA
Death 22 Sep 2005 (aged 83)
Wyoming, Stark County, Illinois, USA
Burial Wyoming, Stark County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 64419583 · View Source
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Wyoming - Robert L. Breese, 83, of 205 W. Williams died at 6:28 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005, at his residence. Born Dec. 25, 1921, in Galva, Ill., the son of Archie and Teckla Lindbergh Breese, he married Rosemary T. Ryan on Sept. 25, 1946, in Wyoming, Ill. She died March 18, 2005, in Peoria. Surviving are five sons, Mike (and Cathy) of Wyoming, Ill., Steve (and Marcia) of Jacksonville, Ill., Bill (and Clarita) of Jefferson City, Mo., Tom (and Julie) of Rockton, Ill., and Jim (and Rhea) of Toulon, Ill.; four daughters, Mary Breese of Washington, Ill., Jinx (and Rodney) Thorne and Theresa (and Bill) Strode, both of Wyoming, Ill., and Martha Breese of Peoria, Ill.; 20 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Elliott (and Lois) of Chillicothe, Ill.; and two sisters, Mildred (and Floyd ) Rashid of Atkinson, Ill., and Evalyn (and Sam) Williams of Chillicothe, Ill. His parents preceded him in death.

He was a World War II veteran, serving in the 8th Army Air Corps in the European Theatre. He was a radio operator on the B-17 bomber Sittin Pretty in the 96th Bomber Group of the 337th Squadron, completing 35 missions. He was awarded the Air Medal 5 Oak Leaf Cluster.

Peoria Journal Star, The (IL) - Saturday, September 24, 2005


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  • Maintained by: One Foot In The Grave
  • Originally Created by: John Melton
  • Added: 19 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 64419583
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert L “Bob” Breese (25 Dec 1921–22 Sep 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 64419583, citing Saint Dominics Cemetery, Wyoming, Stark County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by One Foot In The Grave (contributor 47388650) .