Robert Loehr, Sr.

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Robert J. Loehr, Sr., 77, of Belleville, IL, born October 18, 1943, in East St. Louis, IL, died Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

Mr. Loehr retired from Terminal Railroad, where he had worked as a switchman and engineer.  He was an avid hunter and loved to visit with friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar J. and Margaret, nee Schaub, Loehr; a brother, Edmund Loehr; and a niece, Pam Montgomery.

He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Janis, nee Obley, Loehr; a son, Bob (Kasey) Loehr of Swansea, IL;
two daughters, Cherri Loehr and Angie (Kreg) Carron, both of Belleville, IL;
ten grandchildren, Haley (Adam Keel) Loehr, Tyler Loehr, Dylan McCain, Brynna Loehr, Lydia Loehr, Chase Loehr, Lindsey Mixen, Alaina Carron, Kristin Carron, and Zoe Carron;
nine great-grandchildren, Jack, Kennedy, Luke, Aubree, Mila, Ella, Kalina, Kinsley, and Paisleigh;
a brother, Ronald P. Loehr and special friend, Barbara Turner, of Fairview Heights, IL;
and nieces and nephews, Sandy (Marten) Deshotel, Randy Loehr, Scott Loehr, and Laura Loehr.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the neurosurgery department with the Barnes-Jewish Foundation. The website may be found at Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral: Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, December 4, 2020, at Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Kenneth York officiating.

Burial will be at Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


12 Comments on Robert Loehr, Sr.

Zoe carron said : Guest Report Dec 23, 2023 at 7:43 PM

I miss you so much papa bob its zoe ur fav granchild

  • Red bud ill
  • America
June Webb said : Guest Report Jul 19, 2021 at 1:03 PM

Bobby was a very kind person, a wonderful dancer and I was proud to call him my friend. Rest In Peace my friend

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Pamela Glastetter said : Guest Report Dec 04, 2020 at 11:08 AM

To Jan, Bobby & Casey, Cherri, Angie and Kreg and all the kids, im very sorry for the loss of papa bob. He was a great man, father and a papa to my children. My heart goes out to you all.

  • Collinsville
  • Il
Tina Schaub said : Guest Report Dec 04, 2020 at 10:34 AM

My heart goes out to all of you... I know how hard it is unfortunately...?. We lost two of the"Greatest" men within months of each... Our Family is rocked... Foundation broke... I love you all and pray that you find some peace in knowing that he is not trapped in that body that was holding him back from being himself. He is that cocky, confident, silver- tongued cool guy he has always been. The truest meaning of"Cool" ?. He will be greatly missed.

  • Swansea
  • IL
Mary Williams said : Guest Report Dec 03, 2020 at 7:54 PM

Cheryl I'm so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family.

  • St. Louis
  • MO
Muke Carver said : Guest Report Dec 03, 2020 at 4:20 PM

This man was like a second father to me he took me and Bobby to the basketball games just was always seem like you would be there for me I love going to his house hanging out with Bobby playing basketball his dad was such a great guy I called him almost every Father's day since I left there 30 something years ago I tried to call him because I love him so much I feel like I lost a part of somebody when he passed he was a hero of mine years ago when trouble came to his life and he raised his kids he was a hero Denali his kids but to me I salute him in the highest honor I love him and get a deeply miss him I'll still call back for Father's day and tell them Happy Father's day I miss you Dad I'll never forget you thank you for your kindness. Once again I salute you.

  • Phoenix
  • Az
Joyce said : Guest Report Dec 03, 2020 at 12:36 PM

Oh Janis I am surprised and sadden to see this. Always enjoyed running into you guys at the bank or other places. I think you every time I pass your house. Joyce N

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Colleen Chance said : Guest Report Dec 02, 2020 at 6:57 PM

Cherri, I’m so sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to you and your family.

  • St Albans
  • Mo
Dawn Carver said : Guest Report Dec 02, 2020 at 11:34 AM

My deepest condolences for the family. He was a very kind man. Dawn

  • Placerville
  • CA
Bart & Kathy Obley said : Guest Report Dec 02, 2020 at 9:57 AM

Janis, we are so sorry for the loss that you and your family have endured. Our prayers are with you all at this time & always. Sending you our love,

  • harrisonville
  • MO
John j carver jr said : Guest Report Dec 02, 2020 at 8:59 AM

My deepest sympathy sorry for your loss

  • Columbia
  • Missouri
Allen Scharf said : Guest Report Dec 01, 2020 at 7:20 PM

Our deepest sympathy to all of you!

  • Millstadt
  • Illinois

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