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Robert Hodel

August 20, 1924 — May 26, 2017


Roanoke - Robert A. Hodel, 92, of Roanoke, passed away at 5:00 am on Friday May 26, 2017 at the Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka.

He was born on August 20, 1924 in Roanoke to Chris and Elizabeth Schumacher Hodel. He married Lorene Reber on August 24, 1947 in Washington, IL. She passed away on August 24, 2008 in Peoria, IL.

Surviving are two sons, Neil (Lelia) Hodel of Roanoke; Paul Hodel of Chicago; two daughters, Deb (Mike) Leman of Aurora, CO; Ellen (Gordon) Brown of Springfield, IL; six grandchildren, Calla (Alex) Fehr; Jenna Hodel; Caleb (Erin) Leman; Jacob (Tifani) Leman; Joel (Kristi) Leman; Daniel (Tess) Leman; eleven great grandchildren; one sister, Flo Wuthrich of Roanoke; and one sister-in-law Mildred Hodel of Eureka.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Ann Wagler; Marie Goetzinger; one brother, Harold Hodel; and one granddaughter, Lindsay Hodel.

An Army veteran, Bob served his country overseas driving for a General in Japan after WWII. He was a farmer in the Roanoke area all of his life and had a love of fishing.

Always willing to give of his time to serve others, Bob volunteered many hours of his life to those sick and in need. He volunteered at the Bartonville State Hospital, OSF St. Francis Hospital, but was most known for his many many years devoted to serving the hospice organizations in the area.

He was a member of the Roanoke Apostolic Christian Church where funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday May 31. Church ministers will officiate. Visitation will be from 4-7 pm on Tuesday at Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home in Roanoke and from 9-9:45 am on Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to OSF Hospice or Methodist Hospice.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at


MAY 30. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)

Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home
204 West Husseman Street
Roanoke, IL 61561


MAY 31. 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM (CDT)

Apostolic Christian Church - Roanoke
1570 County Road 1300 North
Roanoke, IL 61561

Funeral Services

MAY 31. 10:00 AM (CDT)

Apostolic Christian Church - Roanoke
1570 County Road 1300 North
Roanoke, IL 61561

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