Robert Lahr

Medora | Tuesday, May 26 2015

MEDORA-  Robert Glenn Lahr, 73, passed away at 12:15 a.m., Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at his residence surrounded by his loving family after a four year battle with heart disease and and 2 1/2 year fight with cancer.He was born in Carlinville on June 14, 1941, one of five children born to the late Glenn Washington and Edith (Pearce) Lahr.Robert graduated in 1959 from Jersey Community High School, and was involved in agriculture in his entire life.  He was employed with the Illinois Valley Supply in both Carrollton and Kane for many years, and has operated his farm in Medora for many years, many of those alongside his son, Tim.He married the former  Jean McDaniels on Oct. 23, 1965 at the Bethel Baptist Church in rural Jerseyville, and together they have been blessed with nearly 50 years of marriage.Surviving are his wife, Jean Lahr of Medora; a son & daughter in law, Timothy R. & Sarah Lahr of Medora; five grandchildren, Wyatt Lahr, Chase Lahr, Samantha Brown, Matthew Brown & Allison Brown; three sisters, Mary Graham of Wadell, Az., Virginia Rothe of Jerseyville, and Melinda Kruse of Alton; a sister in law, Barbara Lahr of Bethalto; his mother in law, Eileen McDaniels of Jerseyville; and two brothers in law & sisters in law, Wayne & Kathi McDaniels of Greenfield, and Don & Shirley McDaniels of Carrollton.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Preston Lahr; a brother in law, Frank Rothe; and his father in law, Pat McDaniels.Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m., Saturday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville.Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Peace United Church of Christ in Jerseyville, with Rev. Ted Engelsdorfer officiating.Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, with the Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 conducting military graveside rites.Memorials may be given to the Peace United Church of Christ in Jerseyville.

Obit Provided By:
Crawford Funeral Home

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