Robert Edward Denny, 92, of Trenton, Ill., born Friday, Feb. 7, 1922, in Huntington, Ark., died Sunday, May 11, 2014, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Breese, Ill.
Robert worked as a freight handler for the Wabash Railroad, and as a custodian in the Pontiac and Holliday Schools. He attended Grace Church,
and Christ United Methodist Church, Fairview Heights, Ill. Robert served as a United States World War II Army Air Corp. veteran.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas A. and Mary, nee Lambert, Denny; his stepfather, Louis C. Holcman Sr.; two sisters, and a brother.
Surviving are his wife of 72 years, Catherine G., nee Russell, Denny; two sons, Jim (Janice) Denny of New Baden, Ill., and Robert Thomas (Linda) Denny of Centralia, Ill.; a brother, Louis C. Holcman Jr., of Fairview Heights, Ill.; five grandchildren, Jason T. Denny, Matthew J. (Mistie) Denny, Brian J. Denny, Jamie (Phillip) Constantine, and Nathan B. (Billie Jean) Denny; six great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice. Condolences may be expressed online at www.kurrusfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday, May 16, 2014, at Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, May 16, 2014, at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Rev. Ed Givens officiating. Interment will be in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Ill.
KURRUS FUNERAL HOME, Belleville, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat from May 14 to May 15, 2014
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