Robert J. "Bob" Hugenberg, 74, of 1106 E. 1500th, Quincy, died on Sunday (Jan. 20, 2013) in Good Samaritan Home.
He was born on April 9, 1938, in Quincy, the son of Benjamin F. and Florence C. Blaesing Hugenberg. He married Theresa "Rosie" O'Brien on Jan. 30, 1960, in Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ewing, Mo. She survives.
Mr. Hugenberg served in the United States Army and Reserves. He belonged to the WCU and Farm Bureau.
He was a lifelong member of the Adams County community and was very proud of his local contributions. His primary trade was in construction, specifically cement finishing. He worked for Rose Construction and Kuhlman Construction in Quincy, and was a member of the local union 189. He worked on many jobsites including St. Mary's Hospital, Quincy College, Quincy Herald-Whig, Gardner Denver, Sheridan Swim Club and Jack's to name a few.
As Robert's family grew he continued in construction and also became more actively engaged in farming with his sons. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed being outdoors and spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed life and loved to share stories. He was very proud of his family and often shared the story of how mom managed to get all nine kids on the school bus at one time. Family gatherings at home were very special to Robert and he will always be with his family in spirit.
He was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
He was the beloved husband of 53 years to Rosie, and a loving father to nine children, Dan Hugenberg and his wife, Rose Ann, of Liberty, Debbie O'Malley and her husband, Joe, of Omaha, Neb., Jim Hugenberg and Ron Hugenberg, both of Quincy, John Hugenberg and his wife, Lisa, of Springfield, Mo., Carl Hugenberg of Quincy, Roger Hugenberg and his wife, Kim, of Canton, Mo., Dennis Hugenberg of Payson, and Rich Hugenberg and his fiancee, Kara Scott, of Clayton; loving grandfather to 14 grandchildren, Ben and Katie Hugenberg of Liberty, Elizabeth and Lauren O'Malley of Omaha, Lucas and Andrew Hugenberg of Quincy, Alexis (Michael) Gilmore, Nicholas and Austin Hugenberg of Springfield, Mo., Taylor Garkie and Laken Hugenberg of Canton, Mo., and Samantha, Dillon and Tori Hugenberg of Payson; a brother, Donald Hugenberg and his wife, Sheila, of Quincy; and a sister, Delores Obert and her husband, LeRoy, of Quincy. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant grandson, Robert Alan Hugenberg, and a brother, Kenneth Hugenberg.
The family would like to extend their appreciation and gratitude to the staff at Good Samaritan Home, Blessing Hospital, Dr. Louis Kim, and nurses, Joann and Lois, Dr. Wissam Derian and Dr. Elie Chbeir for their wonderful care of dad.
SERVICES: 9:45 a.m. Friday in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home and 10:30 a.m. Friday Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
VISITATION: 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home with a rosary at 7 p.m..
MEMORIALS: St. Joseph Catholic Church
ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home
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