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Robert Gene Deucker Jr.

Cottage Hills | Friday, June 3 2016

Robert Gene Deucker Jr., age 63, of Cottage Hills, passed away Friday, June 3, 2016, at his home.He was born October 11, 1952, in Alton, the son of Robert G. and Hester (Bridgeman) Deucker. He married Kay Ann Rhodes on July 13, 1978, and she survives.Robert was a mechanic who had worked at B&R Auto Body for many years. He enjoyed bowling and playing pool. Robert’s greatest joys were taking his grandkids on vacations and spending time with his family.In addition to his wife, Kay Ann; he is survived by his children and their spouses, Candy and Chuck Ambrose of Bethalto, Christopher Deucker, formerly of Wood River, Billie and John Parker of Pleasant Hill, Terri McDaniels, and her significant other, Clifford, also of Pleasant Hill, Rick and Diane McDaniels of Fosterburg, and Jennifer and Scott Gwillim of Lake of the Ozarks MO; a step-mother, Sheila Deucker of CA; his siblings, Jack, Barbara, Ellie, and Curtis; nineteen grandchildren, twenty-seven great-grandchildren, with one on the way; one great-great-grandchild on the way; and many other relatives and friends.He is preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Vickey Wanick; and a great-grandchild, Damien Shewmake.Visitation will be held Monday, June 6, 2016, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto.A private family service will take place on a later date.In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses.Online condolences and guest book may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com and www.facebook.com/eliaskallalandschaaf.


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