Robert Brondyke


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Posted Online: April 23, 2013, 4:35 pm
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Robert D. "Bob" Brondyke, 90, of Port Byron, died Tuesday, April, 23, 2013, at Illini Restorative Care, Silvis.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at Gibson-Bode Funeral Home, Port Byron. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Memorials may be made to Fairfield United Methodist Church.
Robert was born Oct. 2, 1922, in Fulton, the son of Ralph and Gertrude Vogel Brondyke. He married Phyllis Maxwell Reiling on Jan. 11, 1975, at the Port Byron Methodist Church.
Robert worked as a farmer, truck driver and equipment operator retiring from CF Industries in 1987. He enjoyed his family, camping and boating. Robert was a member of Fairfield United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis; daughters and their spouses, Sharon (Ben) Marruffo, Rock Falls, Shirley Wierenga (John) Huber, Fulton; stepchildren, Carole (Tom) Coussens, Rapids City, Jim (Rita) Reiling, Colona, Ray Reiling, Coal Valley; sisters, Irma (Dwight) Hoogheem, Fulton, Doris (Frank) Vandermyde, Morrison, Marcia (Gerry) Meinsma, Morrison; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Darlene Brondyke, in infancy, and Lois Norman. Share a memory or condolence at gibsonbodefh.com












 




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