Robert "Bob" VonBurg

Robert "Bob" VonBurg, 72, of Quincy, beloved father, grandpa, brother, uncle and friend went to be with his heavenly father on July 14, 2014. Bob passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loved ones, after a courageous battle with lung cancer.

He was born on Feb. 28, 1942, in Quincy, a son of Werner E. and Marie Lowe VonBurg Jr.

Bob was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Korea.

He owned and operated the Copper Kettle Tavern for many years where he was dearly loved. He was a member of the local Teamsters Union.

He enriched the lives of all those around him and showed love to everyone he came into contact with. His children and his grandchildren were the greatest joys of his life.

Bob was a strong man with a caring, generous heart who never turned his back on family and friends in times of trouble. He never expected anything in return. Bob was the glue that held his family together and his loss leaves a hole that can never be filled.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, cooking and time spent on the water, but most of all time spent socializing with family and friends. Bob will be remembered and missed by everyone who knew him.

Survivors include his daughters, Vanessa, Ashley and Brittany and their mother Beth Anne Young; a son, Scott; stepchildren, Aaron and Tara and their mom, Francine Gibbons; grandchildren Echo, Canyon, Evan, Erian, Bailey, Tyson and Paisley; his siblings, Werner (Tammy) VonBurg III of Barry, Mary (Ron) Daugherty of Mendon, Mike VonBurg of Quincy and Kathy (Ed) Archambo of Ursa. He also will be missed by many nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, JoAnn Gilliland, and brothers, Jim and Art VonBurg.

SERVICES: 10 a.m. Monday, July 21, in Sunset Cemetery at the Illinois Veterans Home with military honors followed by a celebration of life at noon in The Crossing Church, 929 Monroe in Quincy.

VISITATION: 11 a.m. Monday until the time of services at The Crossing.

ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home.


Condolences may be expressed online at

Funeral Home

Duker & Haugh Funeral Home
823 Broadway Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 222-1011

Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from July 18 to July 20, 2014