Robert F. "Bob" Klusmeyer, 91, of the Bickford Cottage, died at 5:45 p.m. Saturday (March 8, 2014) at Bickford Assisted Living and Memory Care
He was born Nov. 14, 1922, in Quincy, a son of Fred "Chitto" and Mildred Klusmeyer. He married Lola Karhoff Haggerty on March 29, 1980. She survives.
Bob was a graduate of Quincy Senior High. In his youth, he was a member of the Drum and Bugle Corps and was active in many sports.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II
and was a participant in the Battle of Normandy. Before his military service, Bob worked at Dick's Brewery. After his return from the war, he worked in many areas including being a police officer
, insurance salesman and pharmaceutical salesman. The last 20 years of his career he lived in Springfield, working for the state of Illinois in the Department of Mental Health and Department of Corrections.
At his retirement in 1985, he and his wife, Lola, moved to Fort Myers Beach, Fla., where they had a close group of friends and also traveled extensively. Throughout his life, Bob was very active in tennis and tennis programs. They returned to Quincy in 2007 and Bob enjoyed surfing the Internet and continued his enjoyment of sports.
Bob was also very active in the Elks lodges wherever they lived and wherever they traveled. He was a member of Masonic lodges and the Shriners. He was also a former member of the VFW
. His greatest enjoyment was his family.
In addition to his wife, Bob is survived by children, Bobbi Burgoyne of Blythe, Calif., Terry Klusmeyer and his fiance, Sally, of Las Vegas, Linda Willing and her husband, Dave, Pat Timmerwilke and her husband, Mike, Tom Haggerty and his wife, Tammy, Kathy Moore and her husband, Kevin, all of Quincy, and Jim Haggerty and his wife, Katherine of Ewing, Mo.; grandchildren, Frank Burton, Chris Yersky and her husband, Steve, Victoria Klusmeyer, Timmer Willing and his fiance, Katie, Todd Willing and his wife, Liz, Misty Riutzel and her husband, David, Tammy Carder, Kacie Carder, Michael Moore and his fiance, Kendra, Amanda Smith and her husband, Nick, Beth Krueger and her husband, David, Nathan Haggerty and Jimmy Haggerty; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Velma Klusmeyer; along with numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Bob was preceded in death by one grandchild, Lauren Haggerty, and a brother, Bill Klusmeyer.
SERVICES: 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. Interment will be in Greenmount Cemetery with military rites conducted at the cemetery.
VISITATION: 10 a.m. until the time of the services Tuesday in the funeral home.
MEMORIALS: Great River Honor Flight or the Quincy Tennis Association.
ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home.