Robert Sheer

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“A Life Well-Lived”

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

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.



6 Comments on Robert Sheer

Rick Bergman said : Guest Report Dec 16, 2019 at 6:50 AM

Aunt Rosie and family, I am deeply saddened by the news of Uncle Bob’s passing. I am so sorry, I just found out today. He was a such great man from the greatest generation that I looked up to, and was so inspired by his many talents , including building his own home. I hope you found comfort, he will be missed. My thought and prayers. God bless. Rick & Mike Bergman

  • Loganville
  • Georgia
Linda Boeving said : Guest Report Apr 22, 2018 at 12:06 PM

Mrs. Sheer I will always remember Bob as he came over to get the lawn mower for service. He always had a smile and a story. So sorry for your loss. I am sure Joe and Bob are telling each other great stories right now.

  • Swansea Ill
  • IL
John and Diana said : Guest Report Apr 20, 2018 at 9:23 PM

Susan, We are sorry to hear about the passing of your father. My all the memories of a life well lived comfort you during this time. You and your family are in our Prayers, John and Diana Heintz

  • Ringwood
  • NJ
Kathy Range said : Guest Report Apr 19, 2018 at 2:47 PM

So sorry for your loss

  • Smithton
  • Illinois
Mrs Charles (Betty) Scherrer said : Guest Report Apr 17, 2018 at 9:35 PM

Mrs Sheer & Family , You all have my deepest sympathy & I know my one & only Charles is up there in Heaven sending you all the same . Just know now that Bob is up there with his brother, Jack and my one & only Charles looking down on you all . Charles used to come to your house for our lawnmover repaired Our hearts goes out to each and everyone of you R I P BOB Betty Scherrer

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Marcie Quinn said : Guest Report Apr 17, 2018 at 8:44 PM

Susan, We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. I'm glad that you were there for him these last several weeks. Prayers to you and your family. May God bless you all during this trying time. Love, Marcie and Doug Quinn

  • McFarland
  • WI

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