Robert Lee Kelser - 84

10/15/1929 - 9/10/2014

Oregon, IL

Oregon – Robert Lee Kelser, age 84, died Wed., Sept. 10, 2014 at the Serenity Home and Hospice following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Oct. 16, 1929 near Dixon, IL the son of John and Carrie E. (Shugars) Kelser. Bob served is county in the U.S. Army from 1948-1952. He married Lois R. Scheffler on Sept. 2, 1955 at the Paynes Point Lutheran Church. Bob had worked for Wood Brother’s Manufacturing, Cooks Manufacturing, and Quaker Oats all in Oregon. He also worked for Raynor Garage Doors several years in Dixon. Bob was an active member of the Freedom Lutheran , ELCA of Oregon. He liked to bowl, hunt, and fish. He and his wife Lois loved to square dance and where members of the Blackhawk Twirlers for 25 years.
He was also a Lifetime member of the Oregon VFW Post 8739. He was preceded in death by his wife Lois, mother Carrie Eyrick, 2 sisters; Luella Massey and Donna Stomberg. Survived by his 4 children; Lori (Michael) Personette of Byron, Steven (Roberta) Kelser of Oregon, Sue (Roy) Sedgwick of Sarasota, FL, and Lynda (Scott) Haas of Oregon, 2 grandsons Matt and Marc Personette, 2 sisters; Lois Pauls of Oregon, and Marian McCracken of Byron. Funeral service will be 10:00 am Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home 110 S. 7th St. in Oregon, IL with the Pastor Jeff Schlesinger of Freedom Lutheran officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home Sunday afternoon from 2-4 pm. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery. A memorial fund is established for Serenity Home and Hospice or Freedom Lutheran, ELCA.


2-4 pm, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home in Oregon, IL


10:00 am, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home in Oregon

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