Robert A. Roper, 65, of San Jose, passed away Friday, March 19, 2021 at his home.
He was born May 2, 1955 in Kokomo, IN to William “Bud” and Betty J. Likens Roper. He married Sherry L. Turck on May 19, 1984 in Elwood, IN and she survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Christopher (Veronica) Roper of Delavan and Derek Roper of Delavan; eight grandchildren Christopher, Olivia, William, Nathan, Albrie, Ryne, Gibson, Gunner Roper; one great grandson, Riley; one brother, Mike (Bonnie) Roper of Delavan; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Shirley Burlingame and Barbara Roper.
Robert worked at UAW Senior Center in Pekin for 32 years, retiring in 2017.
He was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church in Minier.
Roberts greatest joy was loving and serving God and sharing Gods Word with others. He loved fishing, hunting, woodworking, yardwork and was a handyman. He was an avid Green Bay Packers fan.
His funeral will be 11:00 am Thursday, March 25, 2021 at a Davis-Oswald Funeral Home in Delavan. Pastor John Horner will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Prairie Rest Cemetery in Delavan.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to TAPS.
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