Robert K. Luepke, 81 of Aledo, IL passed away unexpectedly Sunday October 13, 2019 surrounded by his family at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 17, 2019 at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Aledo. Private burial will be at a later date. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo where a rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m. prior to visitation. A memorial fund will be established and online condolences can be made at www.fippingerfuneralhome.com.
He was born June 22, 1938 in Woodhull, Illinois to Vern and Violeta Orth Luepke. He attended schools in Toluca, Illinois and graduated from Aledo High School in 1956. Robert married Vicki Jo Taylor September 9, 1961 in Matherville.
Bob was a U.S. Army veteran.
He retired from ANR Pipeline in 1994.
Bob was a member of St. Catherine's Catholic Church.
He enjoyed golfing, his family and especially attending his grandchildren's activities. He was an avid Cubs fan.
He will be greatly missed by those left to honor his memory, including his wife of 58 years: Vicki; two daughters: Beth (Rex) Brandt of Clinton, Iowa; Tina (Kyle) Matlick of Reynolds, Illinois; five grandchildren: Derek (Amie) Roberts; Dagan Roberts; Travis (Melissa) Matlick; Karly Jo Matlick; Tanner (Michaela Baker) Matlick; four great grandchildren: Malorie, Makala, Nathan and Declan; one brother: Darrell (Pauline) Luepke of Aledo; several nieces and nephews.
His parents and one sister: Ruth Bisio preceded him in death.
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A memorial fund will be established by the family to benefit charities