The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

July 18, 2013

Robert E. Eaglen


PEKIN — Robert E. Eaglen, 85, of Pekin, passed away Monday, July 15, 2013, at Morton Terrace in Morton.

He was born April 29, 1928, in Danville to Robert R. and Helen Anderson Eaglen.

He married Dolores Hack in Shelbyville, Ky., in 1948.

She survives along with his daughters, Barbara (Charles) Grace of Carbondale, Susan (Michael) Childress of Springfield, Janet (Chuck) Osterman of Pekin, Marcie (David) Stuckel of Pekin, Terri (Chris) Leech of Cameron, Mont., Amy (Tim Noonan) Fikri of Princeville; grandchildren, Alex Childress, Jaime (Jim) Watrob, Sarah (Dru) Jojola, Katey Grace, Chip (Emily) Grace, Emma Childress, Natalie Reames, Justin (Rachel) Stuckel, Lee Stuckel, Taylor Fikri; six great-grandchildren; and his faithful horse of 33 years, F.H.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Robert was the former owner of Pekin Lincoln Mercury, retiring in 1980. After his retirement, he worked for Mangold Ford in Eureka.

A devoted family man, Bob enjoyed horseback riding, taking long drives in the country, playing the drums and spending time with his family. He attended St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pekin.

Cremation has been accorded, and a memorial service will begin at 1 p.m. Friday, July 19, with a visitation one hour prior at Abts Mortuary in Pekin. Father Michael Andrejek will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Pekin.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association-Central Illinois Chapter in his name.

The family has entrusted Abts Mortuary in Pekin with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

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