Robert Richard "Bob" Taphorn (1932 - 2013)


Robert R. 'Bob' Taphorn, 80, Altamont
Robert Richard "Bob" Taphorn, 80, of Altamont, died at 1:18 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at St. Clare Catholic Church in Altamont, with the Rev. Joseph Simburger officiating. Burial will be in St. Clare Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday at Gieseking Funeral Home in Altamont, with a rosary at 5:30 p.m. Memorials: Donor's choice. Online condolences may be shared at
Mr. Taphorn was born on July 29, 1932, in Piatt County, the son of Henry and Elva Clare Shaffer Taphorn. He married Bettie Mae Brand on Feb. 27, 1965, at St. James Catholic Church in Decatur; she died on Jan. 28, 2013.
Survivors include sons, Warren Taphorn of Beecher City and Gerald Taphorn of Altamont; and daughter, Mindy Taphorn of Altamont.
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Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home
College & North
Brownstown, IL 62418
(618) 427-3344
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Published in The Leader-Union from May 16 to May 29, 2013