Kewanee – Robert S. Oldeen, 76, of Kewanee, died at 2:12 a.m. on August 1, 2018 at Unity Point Hospital, Rock Island. Robert was born April 14, 1942, in Kewanee, Illinois, the son of Theodore and Helen (Price) Oldeen. Robert married Karen Staphan on December 18, 1960 in Kewanee, she preceded him in death on February 28, 1992.
Robert is survived by his son, Ronald (Kim) Oldeen, Kewanee; daughter, Deb (Rowdy) Meeker, Kewanee; special friend, Donna Luttmers, Kewanee; four grandchildren, Bobby Oldeen (Kristi Krafft), Sarah Oldeen, Lacey (Dan) Young, Alex (Natalie) Meeker; four great grandchildren, Hunter, DeLaney, and Sully Oldeen, Jade Young; brother, Ted (Karen) Oldeen, Plano, IL; nephews, David Oldeen, Doug (Tina) Oldeen; and several great nieces and nephews. Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Karen; parents; and his maternal and paternal grandparents.
Robert was the owner of Oldeen Roofing and it served the Kewanee community since 1967. He was a member of the Moose, Eagles, VFW and the Legion. Robert enjoyed traveling to Florida, fishing, hunting, and socializing with friends and family. His passion was for the children of Kewanee, he always wanted the kids to have a place to fish.
Funeral Services were at 1 p.m. on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home. Pastor Jon Vincent officiated. Burial was in Pleasant View Cemetery. Visitation was from 12 p.m. until the time of service on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Kewanee Park District. Please leave an online condolence for Robert’s family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com.
- Earl J. Graves
- Courthouse News for 8-9-18