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Robert “Bob” Church

d. June 7, 2019

Robert “Bob” Church, age 75, of Greenview, passed away on Friday, June 7, 2019 at his residence.

He was born on January 10, 1944 in Springfield, Illinois, the son of Herman and C. Eileen Church.

Bob married Randra on June 5, 1964 and just celebrated 55 years of marriage.

He is survived by his wife, Randra; children, Bob Church Jr of Greenview, Dave (Kelly) Church of Maryland, Mark (Becky) Church of Hamilton, IL; grandchildren, Tom, Henry, Brian Church of Maryland, Eric Church of Japan; Erin Church of Hamilton, IL, Michelle Ryan (Chris), Micheal (Crystal) Annerino; eight great-grandsons; one nephew, Tony (Leslie) Church; and many cousins, including one special cousin, Marilyn Deters.

He preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Bill Church.

Bob was employed at SIU School of Medicine as Security Guard and was a policeman for Greenview and Petersburg Police Departments for 20 years.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, outdoors, and family.  Bob loved his dogs and living in the country.

He loved police work and helping people and would like memorial contributions made to Petersburg Police Department, Menard County Rescue Squad, or charity of choice.

Cremation rites will be accorded.  No services will be held per Bob’s request.


  1. So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was one of my favorite police officers. He will be missed. I worked with him with the City of Petersburg, Illinois.

  2. Randi,
    So sorry for your loss.

  3. Bob was a great professional police officer and friend. I worked with him frequently during his 20 years of professional service. He certainly made Menard County a better and safer place to live. My condolences to his family.

    George E. Merrihew
    Hereford, AZ

  4. Sorry to hear of Bob’s passing, I know he will be greatly missed. We had a lot of fun working together at Roland Machinery and he will be missed.

  5. I worked with Bob at the Menard County Courthouse. Bob was always very nice. Sorry for your loss.

  6. Our deepest sympathy for you loss.
    Sending our love:
    Tracy & Bill Urban, and loving memory of Maryln Jean Shifflet.

  7. We are so sorry for your loss.
    All our love to you and your family.


    Sue & John Royer

  8. To Randy and Family, so sorry to hear about Bob. Prayers with all of you.

  9. So sorry to hear about Bob’s passing away. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  10. Randy & family, I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. My love & prayers to you all.

  11. Randi & family, I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Prayers sent your way. Thinking about you

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