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Robert A. Krotz

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[June 09, 2016]  SPAULDING - Robert A. Krotz, 86, of Spaulding passed awya on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 1254 p.m. at the HSHS St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

Visitation: 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Friday, June 10th at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Springfield

Service: Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the church

Funeral home: Peasley Funeral Home, Lincoln     


Robert A. "Bob" Krotz, 86, of Spaulding formerly of Lincoln passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 12:54 p.m. at the HSHS St. John's Hospital.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday , June 10, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Springfield with Rev. Steven Janoski officiating.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at the church on Friday prior to the service.

Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Lincoln with Military Rites accorded by the Lincoln American Legion Post # 263.

A Celebration of Bob's Life Luncheon will be held at the Knights of Columbus Council # 1250 following the graveside service.

Robert Anthony Krotz was born on November 12, 1929 in Lincoln the son of Anton Edward and Anna Christina Lorman Krotz. He was first married to Lanore Ball in 1951 and later married Etta Mae Ward on April 3, 1991 in Bloomington. She survives.

Also surviving are his children: Tony (Robyn) Krotz of Cary, Jayne Dodson and Gayle (Larry) Beck both of Springfield, five stepsons and one step daughter, one sister: Barbara (Howard) Kirk of Lincoln, seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother: Karl Krotz.

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Bob graduated from Lincoln Community High School in 1947. He joined the United States Navy and served both active duty and reserve from 1947 until 1978. He operated the Parkview Diner and worked at Krotz and Sons Store in Lincoln.

He was later employed from 1955 until 1995 at the Amrheins Bakery / Purity Baking Co. as a salesman and later as route supervisor. . After he retired he worked for Graue , Inc., Curry Family Pharmacy in Riverton, Ace Hardware in Springfield and Prairie Farms.

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Council # 1250 in Lincoln where he served as Grand Knight and Deputy Grand Knight. Member of the Pekin Bottle Club, Williamsville Antique Mall. He was a 58 year member of the Lincoln American Legion Post # 263.

Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or the Joslin Diabetes Center in Springfield (Juvenile Diabetes Research).

Peasley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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