Thursday, April 25, 2013

Glenn Robe

Glenn Robe, age 91, passed away peacefully at his residence on Thursday April 25, 2013. Glenn was born in Le Roy, KS, on August 27, 1921, son of the late George and Martha (nee: Kurtz) Robe.

Glenn proudly served in the U.S. Navy for twenty years, retiring as a Warrant Officer II. During that span, he served in World War II and in Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. He also served in the Korean War. On November 27, 1945, in Kansas City, Glenn married the love of his life, Oneda Chambers, who preceded him in death on July 19, 1993.

He graduated cum laude from Kansas State with a degree in Agricultural Engineering. Following employment with various companies in the Midwest, Glenn was last employed with JI Case Co. until his retirement. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Kansas and Faith United Methodist Church in Racine. Glenn was very involved witht he Republican Party. He served as an Alderman in the Third Ward District in East Moline, IL. Glenn was an avid Green Bay Packers fan and loved his travels throughout all fifty states and across the world. He will be dearly missed.

Survivors include his children, Susan Keown (fiancĂ©, Steve Wrixton) of Racine, Dale (Roseann) Robe of Clinton, IA;  grandchildren, Laura Keown, Carrie (Damen) Lampkin, John Robe, Daniel Robe; great-grandchildren, Hannah Keown, Andrew and Breleigh Brecklin, Darieon, Darquis, Daiona and William Lampkin II; sister, Kathryn Gray of Waverly, KS; special niece, Pauline Siler; dear friends, Ray Harding, Will and Karen Moser, Jordan Landreman; other nieces, nephews, friends and relatives. In addition to his parents and wife, Glenn was also preceded in death by seven brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held at Christ Church United Methodist, 5109 Washington Ave., on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Mark Swanson officiating. Interment with Full Military Honors will be held at West Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the church Tuesday from 10  a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m.

803 Main St., Racine   (262) 634-7888

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