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Robert Dickey

August 10, 1928 — January 8, 2018

Robert W. Dickey, 89 of Washington, Il formerly of Eureka passed away at 6:48 a.m. on Monday, January 8, 2018 at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy.

He was born on August 10, 1928 in Lincoln, Il a son of Ansel W. and Wilma Snyder Dickey. He married Lola Litwiller on June 6, 1955 in Hopedale. She survives.

Survivors also include two daughters, Barbara D.(Adolfo) Plata of Washington, IL; Lori A. Callaway of Poughkeepsie, NY; one sister, Alice Curry of Sterling, IL; 3 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Wilma E. Dickey.

Robert served our country as a US Marine for 22 years during the Korean War and Vietnam War retiring at the rank of Master Sargent in 1974. He also was a member of the VFW Post 981 in Arlington Heights, IL.

He worked for the Sears company for 20 years, retiring in 1993.

Robert attended Southern Illinois University after retiring studying computer science.

He had many hobbies but enjoyed woodworking and stained glass making the most. He touched many lives and will be missed by many. He was also a Boy Scout leader for several years.

Robert was a member of the Eureka United Methodist Church where funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 13, 2018 Rev. Paul Wier will officiate. Visitation will be held from 10:00-11:30 am on Saturday before the services at the church. Burial will be in Olio Township Cemetery where military honors will be conducted at the grave. Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka is handling arrangements for the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eureka United Methodist Church or Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


JAN 13. 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (CST)

Eureka United Methodist Church
Eureka, IL

Funeral service

JAN 13. 11:30 AM (CST)

Eureka United Methodist Church
Eureka, IL

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