Robert J. Berchtold

Edelstein – Robert J. Berchtold, 83, of Edelstein, Illinois, died at 12:50 p.m. on Tuesday, August 24, 2010, at Heartland Health Care Center, Henry, Illinois.
Robert was born on October 1, 1926, in Edelstein, the son of Albert and Freida R. Streitmatter Berchtold.  He married Doris Mae Taylor on March 2, 1951, in Edelstein.  She died May 13, 1977, in Peoria.  Also preceding him in death was one daughter, Cindy Okerberg.
Surviving are one daughter, Roberta Berchtold, of San Diego, California; four grandchildren, Tiffany (Ed) Fleming, of Lacon, Illinois, Chelsey (Brian Ziminak) Okerberg, of Trevor, Wisconsin, Brenton Okerberg, of Chillicothe, Illinois, and Bryant Okerberg of Edelstein; four great-grandchildren, Teagan Fleming, Emma Fleming, Tucker Ziminak, and Zane Ziminak; one son-in-law, Paul Okerberg; one sister-in-law, Dona Bell of Edelstein; and one niece, Barbara Scheppele of Edelstein.
Robert was in the Air National Guard, achieving the rank of Tech Sergeant.  He farmed all his life in the Edelstein area.  Robert was a member of the Peoria Masonic Shrine.
Robert was also a member of the 1st English Lutheran Church, Peoria, where funeral services were at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 30, 2010.  Rev. Dr. James Lillie officiated.  Visitation was from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, August 29, 2010, at Hammitt-Hott Funeral Home, Princeville, and one hour prior to funeral service at the church on Monday.  Burial was in Swan Lake Memory Gardens, Peoria.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.  Private condolences may be sent to the family via

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