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Robert “Bob” Alan Churchill

Alton | Sunday, April 10 2011

Robert “Bob” Alan Churchill, 76, passed away at 4:15 pm Sunday April 10, 2011 under the care of St. Anthony’s Hospice.

He was born on October 3, 1934 in Alton, IL the son of John C. & Elinor (Gundelach) Churchill.

He married Sammie Saunders on January 23, 1960 and she preceded him in death on July 16, 2004.

He was a US Army Veteran and worked as a clerk for the Alton US Postal Service.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton, a Die-Hard Chicago Cubs fan, loved golfing, and enjoyed fishing.

He is survived by four children, Jack Churchill of St. Louis, Barb Cozzi and her husband Marty of Roselle, IL, Jeff Churchill and his wife Debbie of Jacksonville, FL, and Jennifer Churchill-Allen and her husband Brad of Godfrey, IL; thirteen grandchildren; one sister and brother-in-law, Sue Buhs and her husband Larry of Alton.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was also preceded in death by one sister, Eileen Miller and two brothers, Eugene and Jack Churchill.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be from 9 am until time of Memorial Mass at 10:30 am Thursday April 14, 2011 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Burial will follow at Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery in Godfrey.

Memorials may be made to St. Anthony’s Hospice or St. Anthony’s Good Samaritan Program.

Staten-Fine Funeral Home in Alton is in charge of arrangements.


Obit Provided By:
Staten, Fine & Burke Funeral Home

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