Robert P. Gehring, 88, of 3421 West Lyn Mar Drive, Quincy, died at 2:47 a.m. Friday (Dec. 6, 2013) in Blessing Hospital.
Robert was born Oct. 16, 1925, in Quincy, a son of Paul and Helen Rees Gehring. Robert first married Sallie Agnes Six, and together they had their six children. He later married Sally Shroyer and she preceded him death.
Years ago he worked as a financial advisor, he then worked until his retirement at Moorman Manufacturing as a maintenance supervisor. Robert attended Gem City Business College.
He served his county in the U.S. Navy
stationed in the South Pacific during World War II
Robert was a member of Twin Oaks, and the South Side and North Side boat clubs. He was an outdoorsman who liked fishing, boating and camping.
Survivors include his six children, Tom (Debi) Gehring of Quincy, Ann Gehring Turner of Mendon, Rita (Victor) Kerr of Warsaw, Paul Gehring of Wasilla, Alaska, Mary (Mike) Power of Quincy and Martha Gehring of Tampa, Fla.; a brother, Russell Gehring of Orlando, Fla.; a sister, Janet ("Dutch") Coe of Springfield, Ill.; 13 grandchildren, Quentin (Laura) Gehring, Blake and Tim Gehring, Crystal (Dave) Stoltz, James (Paula) Turner, Nick Turner, Olivia (Logan) White, Nathaniel Kerr, Mandy and April Gehring, Brad (Charlena) Silman, Patrick (Tama) Silman and Joshua Miller; nine great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; nine stepgreat-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-great-grandchild; along with nieces and nephews.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and a sister, Marilyn Willson.
SERVICES: 11 a.m. Thursday graveside services will be held in Sunset Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Rodney Bakker. Military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post No. 37 and the Illinois National Guard Military Funeral Detail.
VISITATION: 10 to 10:45 a.m. Thursday in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home.
MEMORIALS: Fishing for Freedom, in care of Holly Cain, 532 Gardner Expressway, Quincy, IL 62301.
ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home.