Robert G. Knoedler, 86, of Springfield died at 12:50 a.m. Saturday, November 23, 2013 at St. John’s Hospital. He was born February 6, 1927 in Springfield to Joseph and Helen Lex Knoedler. He married Genevieve Dold on September 13, 1952 and she survives.
He is preceded in death by his parents, four brothers William, Ernest, Joseph and Monsignor Henry Knoedler, two sisters, Eleanor Ermert and Sister Mary Beata.
Also surviving are four sons, Robert (Tina) Knoedler of Maggie Valley, North Carolina, John (Theresa) Knoedler of Springfield, Don (Debbie) Knoedler of Mt. Pulaski and James (Karen) Knoedler of Springfield, and one sister, Helen Knoedler of Springfield; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Robert served as a United States Marine, and worked as a postal carrier for the U.S. Post office for 32 years. He supported and was active in the St. Agnes Holy Name Society; was a past member of the Mozart Club and Knights of Columbus, and a member of the Post Office Sunset Club.
Visitation: 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home, with prayer service at 4:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at St. Agnes Church with Reverend Robert Jallas officiating.
Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or St. Agnes Church.