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Robert L. Dickherber

August 26, 1938 November 13, 2020
Robert L. Dickherber
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Obituary for Robert L. Dickherber

ROBERT L. DICKHERBER, 82, of Albany, IL, died Friday, November 13, 2020, at Genesis Medical Center East in Davenport, IA.

There will be no visitation. A memorial mass will be held at a later date. At Robert’s request, his body has been donated to the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. The Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home is assisting the family. Memorials have been established to Albany Fire Department and University of Iowa Children’s Hospital.

Robert was born August 26, 1938, in Dardeene, MO, to Urban F. and Bernice M. (Montgomery) Dickherber. He graduated from Assumption High School in O’Fallon, MO in 1956. Robert was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, joining in July 1956 and served our country until 1966. While serving, he received certification from the U.S. Navy Nuclear Power Training and later served on the USS Enterprise. Robert married Gretchen L. Reep on April 24, 1965, in Hampton, VA. She died September 1, 2007. Robert started at the nuclear power plant at Dresden in 1967 and transferred to Cordova, IL, in 1970. He worked until retiring at the age of 55. Robert was a former Post Commander of the Hanson/Kennedy American Legion Post #1079 in Albany. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Albany. He was a volunteer for the Albany Fire Department and served as an EMT for the Fulton Ambulance service when it was operated by the Bosma Funeral Home. Robert enjoyed his involvement in the Albany/Garden Plain Youth Association baseball and also the Holiday Ramblers Motor Home Club-Chapter #8. He enjoyed traveling, and fishing.

Survivors include his two daughters, Tonya DeNicola of Georgia and Angela (Dennis) Kline of Florida; one son, Patrick (Beth) Dickherber of Albany, IL; eight grandchildren, Alyssa Ivey, Lindsey Sikkema, Moriah Kline, Israel Kline, Timothy Dickherber, Trevor Dickherber, Tanner Dickherber, and Tucker Dickherber; three great grandchildren; five sisters, Elaine (Mariano) Favazza, Mary Lou Dickherber, Connie (Mark) Wilson, Karen (John) Kinamore, and Kathleen Moore; three brothers, Irby (Linda) Dickherber, Harold (Ida) Dickherber, and John (Becky) Dickherber; many nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Ruth Kampe of Clinton, IA.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Gretchen; one daughter, Gina R. Robson; one son, Robert L. Dickherber; one sister, Betty Dickherber; and one brother, Tom Dickherber.

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