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MORTON - Robert David Stephenson, 86, formerly of Morton, passed away Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at the Treasure Coast Hospice in Fort Pierce, Fla.

He was born on April 22, 1927, in Mackinaw, Ill., the only child of the late George and Gladys Stephenson. Robert served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He married his beautiful wife, Dorothy Ann Morris, in Morton, Ill., on Oct. 8, 1949. They resided in Morton until 1973, and then relocated to Cape Coral, Fla., where they lived for 40 years.

Robert was a carpenter and general contractor, working in commercial and residential construction throughout his career.

He was a member of the Morton VFW and was a private pilot and built his own airplane. He was a member of the Quiet Birdman and Experimental Aircraft Organization. Robert was also a saxophone player in a jazz band.

Robert is survived by his wife, Dorothy; daughter, Peg (Dale) Purcell; son, John (Jennifer) Stephenson; grandchildren, Robert (Sara) Purcell, Karen Purcell, Randi Stephenson, Wiley Stephenson and Quinn Stephenson; and great-grandchildren, Mara, Christian, Alyssa, Owen, Brogan and Nathen.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at Fuller-Metz Funeral Home in Cape Coral. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., with entombment immediately following at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the or Treasure Coast Hospice.

Visit www.fullermetz.com to leave a condolence for the family and to view Robert's life video.


Published in Peoria Journal Star on Nov. 12, 2013
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