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Dhabalt, Robert
Robert D. Dhabalt Sr. age 73 of Galesburg, Il died Friday March 4, 2011
in his home. Private Graveside Services are Monday in the Alpha
Cemetery. There is no visitation. Friends may greet the family at the
home of Jeff and Megan Beck in Woodhull at 12:30 PM Monday. Peterson
Wallin Knox Funeral Home in Alpha is in charge of arrangements and
memorials may be left to the Hospice Compassus of Galesburg, Il or the
ALS Association Additional information and online condolences can be
found at www.petesonwallinknox.com

He was born December 16, 1937 in Dallas, Iowa to Herman and Elizabeth
Mackin Dhabalt. He attended the Cordova schools and married his
childhood sweetheart JoAnn Young June 12, 1954 in Bettendorf, Iowa. She
died January 26, 2010.

Bob was a U.S. Army Veteran Parachutist serving from 1955-1957.

He was employed as a Truck Driver and Saftety Supervisor at Eagle
Warehouse in Milan and worked for National Lease Truck Lines hauling out
of Growmark FS in Alpha retiring in 2000.

He enjoyed fishing and was an avid fan of NASCARs Jeff Gordon, the
Pittsburgh Steelers and the Chicago Cubs. Bob adored his grandchildren
and great grandchildren.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Jacki (Steven) Beck of Alpha, Elizabeth
(David) Beck of Galesburg, a son Jeffrey (Christine) Dhabalt of
Woodhull. 9 grandchildren, Jeffrey (Megan), Jody (Ryan), Matthew
(Christina), Scott, Sarah, Nicholas (Katie), Kristin (Darren), Amber and
Renee, 5 great grandsons, Grant, Drew, Hayden, Brent and Charles,
daughter-in-law Cheryl Dhabalt of Macon, GA 2 sisters, Ethel March of
Silvis, IL, Tena (Butch) Harris of Mt. Carroll, Il, 1 brother Steven
Rathburn of Port Byron, Il and several nieces and nephews.

His parents, wife, 2 sons Robert Jr. and Roy Alvin preceded him in death.
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