CHESTER ROBERT " BOB" QUESENBERRY
Chester Robert "Bob" Quesenberry, 90, formerly of the Augusta/Huntsville area died at 5:15 p.m. Sunday (November 16, 2014) in the Illinois Veterans Home.
Born September 20, 1924, Bob was the son of Emory S. and Eva V. Allen Quesenberry. He married Inez E. Kropp on March 30, 1947 in Wilton Junction, Iowa. She survives.
Bob served his country in WWII in the United States Army. He served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre, receiving the Air Medal with one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster. He was later called to serve in the Korean Conflict.
Bob worked as an over the road truck driver and was then employed as Lockman for the Army Corp of Engineers at the Quincy lock and dam from 1965 until his retirement in 1986. After retiring, Bob was a self employed refrigeration and air conditioning specialist.
Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading and bee keeping. He was a member of the Bowen United Methodist Church, the Camden Masonic Lodge No. 648, the Quincy Consistory, the Springfield Ansar Shrine Temple and the Quincy Shrine Club. Bob had the honor of attending the Great River Honor Flight on April 12, 2011.
Survivors include his wife, Inez; one son, Robert Quesenberry (Brenda) of Mitchell, IN; two daughters, Romel Tournear (Ray) of Bowen and Judy Weatherford (Ronnie) of Ft. Wingate, NM; seven grandchildren, Aaron Quesenberry of Mitchell, IN, Amanda Schroeder (Tad) of Champaign, IL, Rebecca Hager (Matt) of St. Charles, MO, Lori Tharp (Ed) San Jose, CA, Lea Stoddard (Chris) of Round Rock, TX, Ryan Tournear of Augusta, IL, and Raelyn Cook (Jesse) of Kent, OH; seven great grandchildren, Austen, Emersen, Bryce, Dylan, Conner, Amelia, and Justus; one brother, Emory "Jr." Quesenberry of Hamilton, IL; and several loving nieces and nephews.
Mr. Quesenberry was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Ruby Chockley.
Funeral services will be Thursday morning at 10:00 in the All Faiths Chapel at the Illinois Veterans Home with Pastor Jesse Cook Officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery with military honors by the Quincy American Legion Post No. 37 and the Illinois National Guard Funeral Detail.
Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 at the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home and Thursday morning from 9:00 until the time of services at All Faiths Chapel. Camden Masonic Lodge No. 648 will conduct Masonic services at 7:00 Wednesday evening at Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Great River Honor Flight.