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ADDRESS: 510 Lake Street, Rib Lake; Village of Rib Lake Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 1:50 A.M. Thursday, September 12 at his residence surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, September 17 at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake where full military honors will be performed

OFFICIATING: Father Otto Bucher

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at a later date in Lakeview Cemetery, Rib Lake

VISITATION: 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. Monday, September 16 at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake where there will be a 6:00 P.M. Prayer Service and also from 10:00 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. Tuesday, September 17 at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 14, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois

EDUCATION: Graduated from St. Phillips High School in Chicago, Illinois

MARRIAGE: May 1, 1954 at Presentation Church in Chicago, Illinois to Anna Mae M. Duchene

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Bob served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from 1951-1953. After his time in the service he worked at the U.S. Post Office in LaGrange, Illinois for about a year in a half. Bob worked as a cable splicer, where he was then promoted Manager and then became State Supervisor for Illinois Bell Telephone Company in Chicago for 34 years until his retirement in 1985. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, gardening and reading about history. Bob was an avid Bears fan and die hard Chicago Cubs fan.

MEMBER OF: Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake and the Moose Lodge in River Grove, Illinois

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Anna Mae M. Leahey of Rib Lake

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Linda (Timothy) Roberts of Cary, Illinois, Robert Jr. (Laura Fallon) Leahey of Harvard, Illinois, Kathleen (Patrick Sr.) Giannini of River Grove, Illinois and Timothy (Barbara) Leahey of Rochelle, Illinois


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Thomas (Dorothy) Leahey of Williamsburg, Virginia and Joan Pope of Plainfield, Illinois
Sister-In-Law: Clara Leahey of Arizona
Brothers-In-Law: Harry Duchene of Salt Lake City, Utah, Eugene (Marie) Duchene of Huntington Beach, California and Alfred Duchene of Fort Collins, Colorado



DECEASED MOTHER: Kathryn M. Leahey (Maiden Name: Phillips)

PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren: Robert, Megan, Teresa, Kathryn and Mitchell Leahey, Jennifer, Brittany, Patrick Jr. and Kimberley Giannini, Christopher, Jason and Kelly Roberts
Honorary: Great-Granddaughter: Ayla Grayce Roberts

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Bob’s family to be designated at a later date.
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements
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