Robert William Ewen, 82, of Belleville, Ill., born Oct. 1, 1931, in Michael, Ill., died Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, Ill.
Mr. Ewen was an over-the-road truck driver for 25 years before his retirement. He was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, Ill. Robert was a U.S. Navy veteran.
He was preceded in death by a son, Robert D. Ewen; his parents, William H. and Dorothy E., nee Bair, Ewen; and a brother, Dale Ewen.
Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Myra L., nee Fritz, Ewen, whom he married on Nov. 11, 1961; a son, Gregory S. Ewen of Atlanta, Ga.; four daughters, Margo (Matthew) Pidgeon of Glen Ellyn, Ill., Stephanie Flake of Smithton, Ill., Diana (Richard) Haar of Belleville, Ill., and Cynthia (Todd) Waterson of Belleville, Ill.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, William (Patricia) Ewen of Montrose, Colo.
Memorials may be made to the
. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill., with Deacon Matthew Pidgeon officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Ill.
GEORGE RENNER & SONS FUNERAL HOME, Belleville, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat from Dec. 18 to Dec. 19, 2013
George Renner & Sons Funeral Home
120 North Illinois Street Belleville, IL 62220