Posted Online: April 10, 2013, 6:15 pm

Robert Pogue

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Dr. Robert Pogue
Dr. Robert M. Pogue, 68, of Stronghurst, Ill., died at 3:51 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Ill.
Mass of Resurrection will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 13, in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Monmouth, Ill., with Monsignor Thomas Mack as celebrant. A rosary will be recited at 5 p.m. Friday, followed by visitation until 9 p.m. at the West Central Middle School Gymnasium, 215 West South St., Stronghurst.
Interment will be at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery near Raritan. A funeral luncheon will follow the interment at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Monmouth. Memorials have been established for Oak Lane Nursing & Rehab Center in Stronghurst, LaHarpe-Davier Health Care Center in LaHarpe and the Stronghurst Food Pantry. Banks & Beals Funeral Home of Stronghurst is in charge of arrangements.
He was born on March 14, 1945, in Breckenridge, Minn., the son of E.M. "Mac" and Lillian Stone Pogue. He married Ruth Hermsmeier. They later divorced. He later married Jerilyn Strand. They divorced. On Dec. 12, 1981, he married Teri Jo Hames in Waltham, Ill.
Dr. Pogue graduated from Media-Wever High School in Media, Ill. He later graduated from the University of Illinois in Champaign and its school of medicine. He was board certified in internal medicine and family practice.
From 1973 until 1981, he practiced emergency room medicine in the Rockford, Ill. area. He then moved to Stronghurst and established his family practice. He served as Stronghurst's only physician for the past 32 years.
He was Medical Director of the LaHarpe-Davier Health Care Center, in LaHarpe, Oak Lane Nursing & Rehab Center in Stronghurst, and the Henderson County Health Department and Hospice Program. He was a member of the Stronghurst Lions Club, Stronghurst Booster Club and St. Patrick's Catholic Church, of Raritan, Ill.
Survivors include his wife, Teri; two daughters, Jessica Pogue, Austin, Texas, and Annie Pogue, Aurora, Ill.; three sons, Dr. Lucas (Colleen) Pogue, Bloomington, Ill., Silas (Sarah) Pogue, Sullivan, Ill., and Adam Pogue, Wisconsin; four granddaughters, Clara, Julia, Lucia and Isabella Pogue; one sister, Nancy Pogue, Peoria; and one brother, Dr. Charles (Toni) Pogue, East Moline. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister in infancy, Jane Anne Pogue.
Condolences may be left at banksandbeals.com.