Robert Blanche


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Posted Online: March 28, 2013, 7:35 pm
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Robert J. "Bob" Blanche, 88, of Eldridge, died March 25, 2013, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice, Bettendorf.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Long Grove. Burial is at St. Ann's Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Monday and 9:30 a.m. to services at church. Arrangements are by Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport.
He married Ruth Twigg on Oct. 16, 1946. She died Dec. 21, 1994.
Surviving are his children, Judy Kirby, Butch and Jackie Wilcox; brother, Bill; and numerous grandchildren.












 



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