Robert DeClerck

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ST. PARIS — Robert "Bob" L. DeClerck, 72, of St. Paris, passed away Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, at 7:29 p.m. at his home.

He was born on Jan. 7, 1944, in Moline, Illinois, the son of the late Frank and Harriet (Fulcher) DeClerck.

In 1992, Bob married Barbara Bennett who survives along with five children, Cathie (Rober) Rashid, of Middleboro, Massachusetts, Jaime (Michelle) DeClerck, of Des Moines, Iowa, Terri DeClerck, of Davenport, Iowa, James (Stacey) Overton, of Sidney, and Kim Overton, of St. Paris; one brother, William (Paula) DeClerck, of Moline, Illinois; one sister, Donna (Mike) Cook, of Davenport, Iowa; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, JoAnna DeClerck.

Mr. DeClerck retired as an inspector from Navistar in Springfield after 40 years of service. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Sidney.

Bob was a wonderful husband and father to his family, and will be greatly missed.

In keeping with Bob's wishes, his body will be cremated.

A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 309 E. North St., Sidney, with Pastor George Gnade officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the hour of service at the church.

Arrangements are in the care of Cromes-Edwards Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., Sidney.

Condolences may be expressed to the DeClerck family at the funeral home's website,

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Sidney, OH 45365
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Published in Sidney Daily News from Dec. 20 to Dec. 21, 2016