Robert Verschoore

Posted Online: April 19, 2014, 9:06 pm
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Robert C. Verschoore, 85, of Geneseo, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous fight against bladder cancer.
Private funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 22, at Vandemore Funeral Home, Geneseo. Burial will follow in North Cemetery, Geneseo. Visitation for Bob will be 4-6 p.m. Monday, April 21, at the funeral home. Memorials may be left to the Robert Verschoore Memorial Fund.
Bob was born on Sept. 17, 1928, in Geneseo, the son of Roy "Jack" and Etta Brokaw Verschoore. He was raised in Geneseo and graduated from Geneseo High School in 1946. He married Norlaine Johnson on Jan. 27, 1949, at Jenny Lind Chapel, Andover. They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary this past January.
Bob worked on the railroad for six years. He owned and operated the City Service Gas Station in Geneseo from 1952 to 1960. While managing the Auto Parts Store in Geneseo, he also served as a part-time Geneseo police officer. He retired from the Geneseo School District in the maintenance department in 1991. Bob was a very active, dedicated and hard worker.
Bob was a member of the Geneseo Church of Christ. He enjoyed yard work, working in the garage, doing word search puzzles and listening to the Gaithers. In his younger years, he enjoyed church work. Bob enjoyed being with his family. His two grandsons were the apples of his eyes. He was so very proud of both of them.
Survivors include his wife, Norlaine; three daughters, Linda White (Gary Cook, of East Moline), of Geneseo, Lana (John) Vandemore, of Geneseo, and Lois (Mike) Wigant, of Geneseo; and grandson, Scott Vandemore, of Geneseo. Bob was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Don; his son-in-law, Gilbert White; and his grandson, Chad Wigant.
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