Robert Howard Sheer, 88, of Belleville, IL, born September 25, 1929, in Ferguson, MO, died peacefully Saturday, April 14, 2018, surrounded by his family in the home that he built.
Known to everyone as “Bob” even to his grandchildren, he was a lather by trade, and a member of Union Local 73-L. To all his neighbors near and far, Bob was a small engine and lawn mower repair savant. He was a United States Marine Corps veteran and proudly served his country for 10 years during the Korean war.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Helen, nee Zeiser, Sheer; and his dear brother, Jack Sheer.
Surviving are his loving and devoted wife of 67 years, Rose Marie, nee Richard, Sheer, whom he married June 10, 1950;
three daughters, Judith A. (Tom) Hoff, Susan L. Sheer (Rick) Mauch, and Debra Kay (Kirk) Petchulat;
three granddaughters, Kristin Sheer (Tim) Smith, Elle Leigh Cutler, and Rachel E. Mauch;
two grandsons, Elliot W. Mauch and Stuart C. Mauch;
and a great-grandson, Austin Michael Smith.
The family would like to extend a special acknowledgement to Unity Hospice, to Kara, Matt, and Amber, and to Ann and Bill Polka for their loving support of Bob through his final journey.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Unity Hospice, St. Peter’s Cathedral, or memorial masses. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
According to Bob’s wishes, his body was donated to science.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A memorial mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. John Myler officiating.