Robert C. Vahle Obituary

Robert C. Vahle

Robert C. Vahle, 90, of Quincy, IL, passed away at 2:20 pm Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at Good Samaritan Home in Quincy. A Funeral Ceremony will be at 1:00 pm Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at the Payson Congregational Church in Payson, IL. Josh Vahle and Pastor Grant will officiate. Burial will follow at Burton Cemetery in Burton, IL. Friends and Family are invited to Robert's Life Celebration at a visitation that will be Monday, September 14, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the O'Donnell-Cookson Life Celebration Home in Quincy. Robert was born May 11, 1930, in Quincy, IL to Edward and Lillie (Uhland) Vahle. He was married to Doris Mae Davis on May 8, 1954 at Payson Methodist Church. She survives. They lived in Colorado until his discharge in the fall of 1954. In addition to his wife, other survivors include four children, Sandy Bestul (Dan) of Monroe, WI, Kim Doyle (Kevin) of Rockford, IL, Debbie Verderame (Joe) of Margate, FL, and Craig Vahle (Pam) of Duncan, SC; six grandchildren, Amy, Alex, Megan, Emily, Jack and Brady; eight step-grandchildren; many step-great-grandchildren; and many wonderful nieces and nephews. Robert was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Faith Mae; four brothers, Elmer, Loren, Raymond, and Merle Vahle; and two nephews, Maurice Vahle and Wayne Vahle. He attended Whitcomb Country School through 8th grade and graduated from Payson Seymour High School in 1948. Robert proudly served his country in the United States Army from October 1952-October 1954, during which time he began honing his carpentry skills that he would use throughout the rest of his life. After completing his tour of duty, Robert and Doris settled in Payson, IL. Professionally, Robert became a carpenter for Holzgrafe Construction, where he worked for over 40 years until his retirement in April 1995. Robert dearly loved living in the country. He enjoyed being outside fishing, deer hunting, gardening, mushrooming, and working with his fruit trees in the orchard. He also loved to travel and camp with his family. Robert especially enjoyed visiting our national parks and going to Expo '67 in Montreal, Canada. He was also a gifted craftsman and always made great gifts for his family and friends, including chairs, desks, tables, clocks, bird feeders, and more. Most of all, Robert loved his family, and some of his most treasured times were the ones he was able to spend with them. Robert was a lifelong member of Payson Congregational Church. He served on the deaconate, was the Couples' Club president four times, and was on the board of trustees. Memorial contributions may be made to Payson Congregational Church or Good Samaritan Home.
May 11, 1930 - September 9, 202005/11/193009/09/2020
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Robert C. Vahle, 90, of Quincy, IL, passed away at 2:20 pm Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at Good Samaritan Home in Quincy.A Funeral Ceremony will be at 1:00 pm Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at the Payson Congregational Church in Payson, IL. Josh Vahle and Pastor Grant will officiate. Burial will follow at Burton Cemetery in Burton, IL.Friends and Family are invited to Robert's Life Celebration at a visitation that will be Monday, September 14, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the O'Donnell-Coo...

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Sep
14
Visitation
Monday, September 14 2020
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
O'Donnell-Cookson Life Celebration Home
1435 State Street
Quincy, IL 62301
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Sep
15
Funeral Service
Tuesday, September 15 2020
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Payson Congregational Church
101 South Park Street Payson, IL 62360
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Good Samaritan Home
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101 South Park Street Payson, IL 62360