December 30, 1926 - July 4, 2021
Robert (Bob) W. Brown, 94 years, of Waterloo, IL, formerly Columbia, IL, passed away on July 4, 2021 at Magnolia Terrace, Waterloo, IL. He was born December 30, 1926, in Modoc, IL, son of the late Harry and Lena (nee Roth) Brown. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, Myron & Marvin Brown, 4 sisters, Burnet Robert, Albertha Doiron, Marge Berry & Luella Cowell. He is survived by his wife Jean Brown (nee Stout). Bob and Jean were married for 73 years. He is survived by two sons, Craig (Susan) Brown of Waterloo, IL and Stuart (Mary) Brown of Littleton, CO, 5 grandchildren, Scott (Jennifer) Brown of Smithton, IL, Sara (Jacob) Wright of Smithton, IL, Ryan Brown (Kristen Meisenheimer) of Bennington, NE, Matthew (Megan) Brown of Valmeyer, IL & Alicia (Kyle) Moore of Littleton, CO, 11 great grandchildren, Maggie Brown, Macie Brown, Ella Wright, Luke Wright, Nora Wright, Lucas Brown, Emmy Brown, Riley Moore, Emma Moore, Micah Moore and Zoey Moore. Dear to Bob’s heart were his nephew, Joe Berry of Columbia, IL and nieces, Linda Vogt of Columbia, IL, Nancy Vogt of Waterloo, IL. Bob was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Columbia, IL and American Legion Post 581. He served on the City of Columbia Police Officers Pension Fund Committee. Mr. Brown was a World War II veteran and served in the Army Air Corps 15th Weather Squadron, Manila, Philippine Islands. Bob retired from EDS, (Electronic Data Systems), formerly Snyder General/ Singer/American Furnace Company, Red Bud, IL, as a Data Processing Manager and Human Resources Manager. Bob graduated from St Louis University, St Louis, MO, with a B.S degree in Business Administration. He was recognized in the quarterly IBM magazine in the early 1970’s for the systems he introduced to bring together purchasing, manufacturing, inventory control & sales. Bob was an amazing story teller who knew no stranger. He was a gifted gardener, woodworker and loved working with his hands. He truly loved spending time with his family and was a great friend to many. Visitation will be Monday, July 12, 2021, 9:00 am - 11:15 am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Columbia, IL, with a Funeral Mass to follow the visitation at 11:30 am with Father Nicholas Fleming, officiating. Interment will follow in the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St Louis, MO. The family would like to extend a special thank you for the care and compassion provided by the staff at Magnolia Terrace, Waterloo, IL. In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions be directed to: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Columbia, IL or Oak Hill, Waterloo, IL. For more information, please access our website, www.leesmanfuneralhome.com. Leesman Funeral Home, Columbia, IL are handling arrangements.
Robert (Bob) W. Brown, 94 years, of Waterloo, IL, formerly Columbia, IL, passed away on July 4, 2021 at Magnolia Terrace, Waterloo, IL. He was born December 30, 1926, in Modoc, IL, son of the late Harry and Lena (nee Roth) Brown. He was preceded... View Obituary & Service Information
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