Robert "Bob" E. Alderson

AUBURN, IL - Robert "Bob" E. Alderson, 89, passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.

He was born March 10, 1925, in Sedgwick, Colo., the son of Robert T. and Gladys Pitchford Alderson. He married Dolores Dautel on July 15, 1950 in Auburn.

Bob attended several country grade schools around Waverly and was a graduate of Auburn High in 1943. He soon reported for active duty in the U.S. Army, first serving in Europe (E.T.O.) then moving directly to the South Pacific. He received an Honorable Discharge in 1946. He was employed in the Allis Chalmers/Fiat Allis engineering department for 32 years, retiring in 1983. He was a past member of several of the Masonic Orders.

Surviving are his wife Dolores and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Bernita.

Visitation will be at Bramley Funeral Home in Auburn on Monday, March 24, 2014, from noon until time of services at 1 p.m., Bill Woodruff officiating. Burial will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Auburn Rescue Squad or Auburn Fire Department.

Condolences may be left at

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Bramley Funeral Home
550 E. Jackson Street Auburn, IL
(217) 438-3288