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John Robert "Bob" McAtee

January 25, 1926 January 7, 2016
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Obituary for John Robert "Bob" McAtee

Peoria- John Robert “Bob” McAtee, 89, of Peoria passed away at 8:15 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center.

Born Jan. 25, 1926, in Springfield, he was a son to the late John E. and Alice (DesCarptries) McAtee. Bob grew up in Roanoke and later moved to Pekin. On May 15, 1948, he married Angela Long in Peoria. She preceded him in death on Oct. 21, 1993. Bob later married Patricia Burk on March 23, 1996, in Peoria. She survives.

He is also survived by two sons, John Robert McAtee II of Sun City, Ariz., and Patrick (Lori) McAtee of Morton; one daughter, Mary Ellen McAtee of Prescott, Ariz.; two grandsons, John R.McAtee III of Chandler, Ariz., and Patrick M. McAtee of Waukesha, Wisc.; one sister-in-law, Mary Ann McAtee of Pekin; one niece; one nephew; one stepson, Kevin (Mary Ann) Burk; four stepdaughters, Karen (Rick) Sronce of Springfield, Susan (Dave) Elbert of Metamora, Kathy Arnold of Metamora, and Mary (Jeff) Nonnemacher of Bloomington; 16 step-grandchildren; and 21 step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Donald McAtee; and three step-grandsons.

Bob honorably served in the United States Navy. He was a jeweler, working 29 years at Moore’s Jewelry and later retiring from Bremer Jewelry.

Bob chose to donate his body to science. A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, St. Monica Church in East Peoria preceded by a visitation at 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the West Peoria Fire Department or St. Monica Catholic Church.

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Funeral Service




11:00 AM 1/23/2016 11:00:00 AM
St. Monica Catholic Church

303 Campanile Dr.
East Peoria, IL 61611

Visitation will be from 10:30-11:00 AM prior to the Mass.

St. Monica Catholic Church
303 Campanile Dr. East Peoria 61611 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

West Peoria Fire Department

St. Monica Catholic Church

303 Campanile Dr.
East Peoria, IL 61611

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