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Robert D. Stancomb

December 19, 1941 ~ January 7, 2020 (age 78)


Robert D. Stancomb, 78, of Alpha, IL, formerly of Knoxville, IL, died Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at home.  Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday January 11, 2020 at Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home in Alpha.  Burial is in the Altona Cemetery.  Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home where a memorial fund will be established.  Online condolences can be made at

Robert was born December 19, 1941 in Smithshire, IL to Roy and Helen Tracy Stancomb.  He graduated from Bushnell Prairie City High School. 

He owned and operated the Stancomb Feed Mill before becoming employed at Butler Manufacturing Company in Galesburg, retiring in 2005.

Robert enjoyed classic car restoration, spending time with his family and attending his granddaughters’ events.  He was an avid Cubs fan. 

Survivors include one daughter: Nikki (Krys) Kidd of Alpha; one son:  Robert Stancomb of Abingdon; two grandchildren: Destiny Kidd of Alpha; Meaghan Stancomb of Abingdon; one stepson: Troy Wilson of Galesburg; one step grandson: Lucas; three sisters:  Betty (Lloyd) Johnson of Oquawka; Barb (Flip) Woolsey; Shirley (Carl) Davis, both of Galesburg; one brother: Fred Stancomb of Galesburg; several nieces and nephews.

His parents; one stepson and two brothers preceded him in death.

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January 10, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home Alpha
111 S. 1st Street
Alpha, IL 61413

Funeral Service
January 11, 2020

1:00 PM
Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home Alpha
111 S. 1st Street
Alpha, IL 61413

January 11, 2020

Altona Cemetery
GPS Coordinates: 41.1092500, -90.1660700
Altona, IL 61414


Oxford American Legion Post #1197
211 West A. Street
Alpha, IL 61413


A memorial fund will be established by the family to benefit charities

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