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Robert L Itschner

November 19, 1927 January 4, 2016
Robert L Itschner
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PEORIA - Robert Itschner, 88, of Peoria passed away at 11:20 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, at Snyder Village.

Robert was born Nov. 19, 1927, in Hollister, Mo., and was adopted from the Kansas Orphanage by the late Harry M. and Cora (Waters) Itschner and grew up in Atchison, Kans. On June 10, 1950, he married Margaret Ann Powers in Peoria. She preceded him in death on June 23, 2011.

He was also preceded in death by two sons, Timothy and Ted Itschner.

Robert is survived by six children, Thomas (Katie) Itschner of Metamora, Mark Itschner of Peoria, John Itschner of Virginia Beach, Va., Jim Itschner of Virginia Beach, Va., Joseph Itschner of Virginia Beach, Va., and Mary Ann (Jim) Loyet of Swansea, Ill.; ten grandchildren, David, Amy, Jessica, Jeanette, Nicole, Pierre, Kristin, Meghan, Cameron and Emma; eight great-grandchildren, Kiana, Ava, Brody, Kiersten, Logan, Aydyn, Sawyer, and Jacob; and one brother, Dwight D. Adams of Silver Springs, Md.

Robert served with the 5th Army from 1945 to 1947. He then attended St. Benedict’s College in Atchison, Kans., graduating in 1949, the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kans., graduating in 1950, and Bradley University, graduating with his Master’s in Education in 1954.

He was a teacher for 42 years in the Peoria area, retiring in 1992.

Robert was a member of the Illinois Education Association, National Education Association, Peoria Area Retired Teachers Association, and St. Philomena Catholic Church, where he served as lector and Eucharistic minister. He was a past president of Peoria Te Deum, Catholic Interracial Council, and PARTA Fine Arts, where he also served as a board member. He was active in CFM, was an oblate of St. Benedict, and was a member of Cursillo.

A funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, at St. Philomena Catholic Church. Father David Richardson will officiate. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass at the church. Cremation rights will be accorded following the service and burial of ashes will be at a later date in St. Clements Cemetery in Dunlap. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is handling the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to St. Philomena Catholic Church.

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com.

Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

9

Jan

9:00 AM 1/9/2016 9:00:00 AM - 10:30 AM 1/9/2016 10:30:00 AM
St. Philomena Catholic Church

1000 W. Albany Ave
Peoria, IL 61604

St. Philomena Catholic Church
1000 W. Albany Ave Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

9

Jan

10:30 AM 1/9/2016 10:30:00 AM
St. Philomena Catholic Church

1000 W. Albany Ave
Peoria, IL 61604

St. Philomena Catholic Church
1000 W. Albany Ave Peoria 61604 IL
United States

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St. Philomena Catholic Church

1000 W. Albany Ave
Peoria, IL 61604
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