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Robert W. Schlepphorst

Robert W. Schlepphorst

Robert W. Schlepphorst, age 91, of 823 South 36th, formerly of 2327 Hampshire, died on Monday, May 29, 2017 in the Good Samaritan Home. He was born on April 24, 1926 in Quincy, IL the son of Arthur & Caroline (Roling) Schlepphorst. He married Joanne Ehrhart on September 9, 1950. She survives.

Mr. Schlepphorst was an elementary educator and became principal of several schools in the Adams County area. He served in the United States Navy during WWII. Mr. Schlepphorst was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church. He was a member of the Golden K. Kiwanis and the Knights of Columbus. He also was a member of Quincy Country Club and the R.O.M.E.O. group.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by: FOUR CHILDREN: Janet Graham and her husband William of Pleasant Hill, IL; Jim Schlepphorst and his wife Kathy of Quincy; Pamela Holliday of Quincy and Dr. Richard Schlepphorst and his wife Sandy also of Quincy.
EIGHT GRANDCHILDREN: Lynn Argabright; Elizabeth Gall and her husband Brian; Eric Schlepphorst; Jennifer Holliday, William Holliday, Steve Schlepphorst and his wife Samantha; Mark Schlepphorst and his wife Megan; and Dr. Kayt Schlepphorst.
ONE STEP-GRANDCHILD: Robin Brummell and her husband John
8 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN and 3 STEP-GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
A SISTER: Carlene O'Brien
Numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives also survive.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, a son in law: Wilford Holliday and a brother: Arthur Schlepphorst.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 9:30 in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and at 10:00 in St. Peter Catholic Church. Interment in Calvary Cemetery with military rites conducted at the cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Peter Catholic Church or to the Great River Honor Flight. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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From:
Peggy Blunt Jaeger
Phoenix, AZ
Comments:
So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Condolences to the Schlepphorst family and friends. Many happy memories of this family while growing up in Quincy. My Dad and Bob are probably teeing up the ole golf ball in heaven!
From:
Judy argabright
Quincy, IL
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. We will never forget how much fun he was at Easter and how he hid all those eggs everywhere..even for the adults..remember all the good times.
From:
Don Benz
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Eric - I am sorry for your loss - I wish you peace
From:
Jeffrey Gragg
QUINCY, IL
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My sympathy to the family. I met Bob through my dad who worked with him at Berrian for many years, and later I enjoyed teeing it up with him out at Westview, and always enjoyed seeing him at the QU basketball games. He'll be missed, but leaves many with good memories.
From:
Chris & Dick Frey
Bend, OR
Comments:
Our sympathies to Jo and all the family.
From:
Larry Moller
Quincy,, IL
Comments:
May HE Rest in Peace! Grew up next to him and family. God Bless
From:
Christi (Fantz) May
Quincy, IL
Comments:
My condolences to the entire family. Mr. Schlepphorst was my 6th grade teacher at Irving and I have never forgotten the life lessons he taught as well as the reading, writing, and arithmetic. He was one of a kind; he cared deeply about his students and provided opportunities and an environment for us to learn. I saw him last just a few years ago and he asked me about some of my classmates - he remembered that we were sometimes difficult to handle! I will continue to keep the family in my thoughts and prayers.
From:
sam hutton
quincy, IL
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Mr schlepphorst was my elementary school principal at Berrian he had that mean demeanor we all thought as kids growing up until u got to know him he was an awesome guy I remember seeing him off and on after my years in school and he always remembered me we would chat about things here and there he was a great guy prayers and condolences to the family may Robert RIP
From:
Karen (Andrews) Myers
St. Louis, MO
Comments:
Jan: I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I wish you and your family peace and comfort during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. The Andrews Family
From:
Joe Wilkens
Nauvoo, IL
Comments:
After meeting Bob at a family party in our farm shop I am honored to have the privilege of talking with him. What a humble and sincere man! He truly is one of the greatest generation! I have so much to learn from men like him. Enjoy your rewards in heaven, Bob.
From:
Rose Burling
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Deepest Sympathy to you all, especially to Carlene, who I knew from swimming & Pam, who I worked with @ St. Mary's Hospital.