Robert Lee Bucks, age 87, of Glen Carbon, Illinois died at 1:20 P.M. Thursday, January 17, 2013 at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Bob was a retired supervisor for Conrail in Fairmont City. He was born June 8, 1925 in South Bend, Indiana, the son of the late Claude & Frieda (Aebi) Bucks. He married Maria Manganelli on January 12, 1947 in Naples, Italy. She survives.
Other survivors include 1 son, Anthony Robert Bucks & wife Jean of Troy, Illinois; 1 daughter, Dianna Trotsky & husband Joseph of Tucson, Arizona; 5 grandchildren, Robert Lee Bucks, Alexa Leigh Bucks, Adam Lee Krebs & wife Lindsey, Michelle Hanna, and Lisa Wolf & husband Mark.
He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Raymond E. & William Bucks.
Bob was a veteran of the US Army
during World War II
where he received the Bronze Star
. He was a 4th degree member of Edwardsville Knights of Columbus Council 1143. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, January 20, 2013 at Weber & Rodney Funeral Home. A Knights of Columbus Chalice Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 21, 2013 at St. Boniface Catholic Church with The Rev. Jeff Goeckner officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Glen Carbon.
Family request memorials to the Edwardsville Knights of Columbus.
Condolences may be expressed online at weberfuneralhome.com.