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Robert N. Farlin


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Robert N. Farlin Obituary
Robert N. Farlin
PEKIN - Robert N. Farlin, 89, of Pekin passed away at 6:50 a.m. Sunday, September 2, 2018, at Apostolic Christian Restmor, Inc. in Morton.
Bob was born on November 24, 1928, in Green Valley, IL, to Lawrence and Amelia (Schmidt) Farlin. He married Zoe Ann Baker. He later married Mary Frances Towery on August 25, 1964. She passed away on December 5, 1997.
Preceding in death were his parents; one sister, Jean Jackson; and son-in-law, Al Westfall.
Surviving are three sons, Robert A. (Carol) Farlin of Tremont, IL, Michael (Cornise) Farlin of Green Valley, AZ, and Ronald (Missy) Farlin of St. Francis, MN; five daughters, Kim (Denise Durrell) Farlin of Dunlap, IL, Sally (Ronald) Doty of Manito, IL, Mary (Raye) Blanquart of Mapleton, IL, Marsha Westfall of East Peoria and Margie (John) Sisler of Pekin; two brothers, Lawrence (Marge) Farlin Jr. of Pekin and Gary (Peggy) Farlin of Pekin; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Lois Kelley of Muscatine, IA.
Bob was a farmer until 1980. He also worked at Caterpillar, Inc. in the parts department from 1966 to 1991.
He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. He played the guitar in a country music band. He loved spending time with his family, piddling around in his workshop and going for Sunday drives.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 7, 2018, at Henderson Funeral Home & Crematory, 2131 Velde Drive, Pekin, with Pastor Steve Rowell officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be Lakeview Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Illinois Chapter of , or donor's choice.
To express condolences online, go to www.hendersonfuneralcare.com.
Published in Peoria Journal Star from Sept. 4 to Sept. 6, 2018
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