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Robert D. Schurman, Sr.

3/18/1943 - 4/4/2018

PEKIN ~ Robert Dale Schurman, Sr., 75, of Pekin, passed away at 7:57 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Timbercreek Rehab & Health Center in Pekin.

Born March 18, 1943 in Pekin to Clarence and Della Mai (Null) Schurman, he married Wanda Stone on November 12, 1969 in Peoria.  She survives. 

Also surviving are four daughters, Debra (Terry) Bohnert of Pekin, Wanda (Spencer) Shanz of Lubbock, Texas, Annette Odom of Blue Springs, Missouri, Sandra Claspille of Pekin; one son, Robert Schurman, Jr. of Springfield, Missouri; twenty-one grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one brother, David Schurman of Pekin; three sisters, Roberta Durham of Enid, Oklahoma, Jane (Bill) Lasley of Pekin and Glenna Sapp of Pekin.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one grandson, Joshua Halphin; five brothers and one sister.

Robert had worked for Ahrens Automotive in Springfield, Missouri for three years.  Prior to that, he worked in security for 7-11 stores in Bakersfield, California.

He loved going camping with his grandchildren.  He also enjoyed fishing, hiking, whitewater rafting, going on paddle boats and horseback riding.  He also liked doing bodywork on cars and working at the fairgrounds and Christian foundation in Springfield, Missouri.

His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday, April 9, 2018 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  Pastor Timothy Ellison will officiate.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Prairie Haven Cemetery in Pekin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Salvation Army, 243 Derby Street, Pekin, IL 61554

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