|Robert R. Conklin|
|June 24, 1935 - February 07, 2012|
|Coal Valley, Illinois|
|Visitation: 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday February 12, 2012 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, Ill.|
|Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m. Monday February 13, 2012 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, Ill.|
|Interment: Monday February 13, 2012 at National Cemetery, Rock Island, Ill. |
|Robert R. Conklin, 76, of Coal Valley, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 at Trinity Rock Island.|
Funeral services are 10:00 a.m. on Monday at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. Burial with military honors will be at the National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Visitation is 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.
Robert Conklin was born on June 24, 1935 in Davenport, a son of Donald F. and Esther M. Bradley Conklin. He married Shelley Fulk and later married Sandi Taylor Flynn on Sept. 16, 1989 in Davenport.
Bob was a distributor for Barrel of Fun for 20 years prior to his retirement.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran. Bob loved cars and owned many during his life.
Survivors include his wife, Sandi; son and daughter-in-law, Bobby R. and Joanne Conklin; stepsons and their wives, Sean and Malinda Flynn, Moline, Casey and Heather Flynn, Chesapeake, Va., and Bill Lensch, Rock Island; grandchildren, Jessica and Kane; and step-grandchildren, Steven, Aaron, Christian, Caleb, Chantal, Dalton and Ryce. He was preceded in death by his parents; stepdaughter, Kitty Lensch; and brothers, Ed Gay and Mike Conklin.
Online condolences may be left at www.wheelanpressly.com.
I was very sorry to learn of Bob's passing. My sincere condolences to Sandi and all his family. Bob was a good guy and will be missed. We grew up together in the West End of Rock Island. I'm so glad that I got to chat with him & Sandi this past summer at an informal RIHS Class of 1954 75th birthday gathering at the River House in Moline. May Bob rest in peace and may God comfort all who loved him.
Sincerely, Bob Cook (Moline)
-- Robert H. Cook
Bob was a good friend and always had a fun story to tell whether about business stories or Navy tales. Good memories.
-- Harry Lester
Sandi; Sorry to hear of your loss.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Dick&Elly Allison
-- elly allison
Very sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He will be missed dearly. He was very funny and always pleasant to talk too. We did festivals together with our concession trailers and he always made the time fly by and kept the entertainment coming. My condolences to the family. Always good memories of him.
-- Julie Martinez Scott
Sandi so sorry to hear about Bob. I was thinking about Bob the day I heard he had passed. I pray you are doing well. I miss the times we had together. Funny how things change. Please email me when life settles down. Take care and may God ease your pain. Tina
-- Katina Katzin Mielke
Sandi, we are so sorry to read that Bob died. Please know that we cared for him a lot and our condolences and sympathy is with you.
-- Donna and Bob Green