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Robert J. Landheer

February 10, 1928 June 21, 2022
Robert J. Landheer
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ROBERT JAMES “BOB” LANDHEER, 94, of Morrison, IL, died Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at Allure of Prophetstown.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 27, 2022 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Rock Falls, IL, with Pastor Daniel Behmlander officiating. There will be a short visitation before the service starting at 10:00 a.m. There is also a visitation from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 26th at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. Interment will be in Grove Hill Cemetery with military honors by the Morrison American Legion. A memorial has been established.

Bob was born February 10, 1928 in Sterling, IL, to Ernest and Marie (Rushmeyer) Landheer. He attended school in the rural Whiteside County grade schools and Morrison High School. Bob was drafted into the U.S. Army on January 18, 1951. He completed basic training at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO with the 7th Infantry Division, and then served in the Korean Conflict for one year with the 7th Infantry’s 57th Field Artillery Battalion. After Korea he served at Ft. Knox until he was honorably discharged. On December 6, 1950 he married Marian J. Stern in Sterling, IL. He began his career farming, and later drove a stock truck. He then worked at Vend-O-Mack in Morrison, then at 3M in Cordova, IL until retirement. After retiring he drove a limo and school bus for RC Smith, and also delivered cars for the car dealers in Morrison. Bob was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Rock Falls. He was a lifetime member of the Morrison VFW and American Legion Post #328. Bob loved to travel. He and Marian had taken 13 cruises and had visited all 48 contiguous states, as well as Hawaii and Alaska, twice. He loved farming and gardening; enjoyed RFD and country music and was an avid Chicago Cubs Fan.

Survivors include his wife, Marian; three daughters, Chris (John) VanDerLeest of Morrison, Cindy (Eric Case) Truitt of Morrison, Brenda (Frank) Contreras of Beverly Hills, FL; one son, Jim (Diane) Landheer of Morrison; seven grandchildren, Tony (Tara) VanDerLeest, Nashion Smith, Natacha (Troy) Peppers, Latisha (Eric) Tegeler, Jessie (Jason) Wroble, Laurel (Matt) Decker, Lyndsay (Nick Smith) Landheer; eighteen great grandchildren, Eli VanDerLeest, Liam Bellich, Andrais, Logan and Demery Smith, Lucas (Maranda) Peppers and Emma Peppers, Zackery, Benjamin, and Adam Tegeler, Cohen and Winnie Wroble, Lane, Luke, Lyric and Levi Decker, Elka Smith; one sister, Ruth VanDerLeest of Morrison.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; one granddaughter, Melissa VanDerLeest; one great grandson, Tyler Peppers; two sisters, Esther A. Wiebenga and Erma M. Zuidema; one brother, Walter Landheer.

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Visitation

Sunday

26

Jun

4:00 PM 6/26/2022 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 6/26/2022 6:00:00 PM
Bosma-Renkes - Morrison Chapel

404 Lincolnway East
Morrison, IL 61270

Bosma-Renkes - Morrison Chapel
404 Lincolnway East Morrison 61270 IL
United States

Visitation

Monday

27

Jun

10:00 AM 6/27/2022 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 6/27/2022 11:00:00 AM
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

435 Martin Road
Rock Falls, IL 61071

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
435 Martin Road Rock Falls 61071 IL
United States

Service

Monday

27

Jun

11:00 AM 6/27/2022 11:00:00 AM
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

435 Martin Road
Rock Falls, IL 61071

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
435 Martin Road Rock Falls 61071 IL
United States

Graveside

Monday

27

Jun

2:00 PM 6/27/2022 2:00:00 PM
Grove Hill Cemetery

East High Street
Morrison, IL 61270

Grove Hill Cemetery
East High Street Morrison 61270 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Grove Hill Cemetery Final Resting Place

East High Street
Morrison, IL 61270

East High Street Morrison 61270 IL
United States
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