NEW HOLLAND, IL - Robert W. Struebing, 95, died at 4:45 a.m., Sunday, July 21, 2013, at Christian Village.
Robert was born Oct. 10, 1917, on a farm west of Hartsburg, the son of William F. and Amalia "Molly" Arnold Struebing. He married Mildred Hawes on Feb. 22, 1942.
Robert is survived by his wife of 71 years; five children: James (Anne) Struebing, Gary and Barbara Struebing, all of New Holland, Jean Dowell of Springfield, Ill., and Janis Struebing of Glendale, Ariz.; one sister, Doris (John) LeGrand of Springfield; one brother, Stanley (Phyllis) Struebing of Bloomington, Ill.; four grandchildren: Meredith (Michael) Toler, Ryan Struebing (deceased), Bethany (Nick) Nielsen and Lindsay (Trevor) Cox; four great-grandchildren: Nicholas and Alex Toler, Archer and Adeline Nielsen.
Robert served in the Army/Engineer Corps in the China-Burma-India Theater during W.W. II from Oct. 4, 1942-Dec. 10, 1945. He was co-owner of C.C. Hawes John Deere Implement Company in New Holland and Mason City. During his life he was active in community service, school board, volunteer fireman and Sheriffs Posse. He enjoyed traveling, trailer camping, fishing and spent 25 winters at a resort in Arcadia, Fla. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) at New Holland, American Legion Post 715, 40 & 8 organization and the Farm Bureau.
Services for Robert will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 25, 2013, at Zion Lutheran Church in New Holland with Rev. Charles Olander officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. Burial will be in Richmond Grove Cemetery in New Holland.
Memorials may be given to Zion Lutheran Church of New Holland, Christian Village in Lincoln or the donor's choice.