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Robert W. Brodbeck

June 23, 1922 January 3, 2007
Robert W. Brodbeck
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PEORIA-Robert W. Brodbeck, 84 of Peoria, died at 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at Heartland Healthcare Center in Canton. Born on June 23, 1922 in Peoria to George and Ruby Graves Brodbeck. He was the Beloved Husband of Le Anne Cone, they were married on March 6, 1944 in Peoria. She died on December 16, 2001 in Peoria. He was loving father to one daughter, Le Anne Brodbeck of Peoria; one son, Thomas (Teri) Brodbeck of Stillwater, MN; three grandchildren, Thomas (Tamra)Heindselman of Greeley, CO, John and Andrew Brodbeck of Stillwater, MN; 3 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Chet Brodbeck of Canton and Michael Brodbeck of Peoria; and two sisters, Ruby Arms of Peoria and Pat Sharum of Peoria. He was Executive Secretary for Pipe Trades Industry Fund in Peoria. He was IHSA, Big Ten, and Missouri Valley official for over 40 years. He was referee for the 1973 Rose Bowl. He also officiated four Illinois High School Basketball Title Games. He was a World War II Army veteran. He was a member of Peoria Sports Hall of Fame, Bloomington Sports Hall of Fame and Illinois Officials Association. He was a former member of Independent Sports Club. He was a Gold Glove Boxer and a avid avid golfer. He also was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church where a Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday with Rev. Donald Roszkowski officiating. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Monday at Wright & Salmon Mortuary and 30 minutes before the mass at church. Cremation rites will be accorded. Inurnment of cremains will be at a later date in Resurrection Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Sandwich Program or Alzheimer’s Research. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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