Obituary: Robert W. Hoerr, 87, of Taylor

Robert W. Hoerr
Posted: Aug. 20, 2019 5:07 pm

Robert W. Hoerr, 87, of Taylor, passed away Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, at Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Palmyra. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, at the Apostolic Christian Church in Taylor. Burial with full Military Rites will follow at The Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery in Taylor.

Friends and family are invited to the visitation from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 at the Apostolic Christian Church Fellowship Hall. There will also be a visitation from 1-2 p.m. just prior to the funeral service at the Apostolic Christian Church.

Mr. Hoerr was born Oct. 31, 1931, in Taylor, to John and Rose Frieden Hoerr.

He was married to Emma "Dee" L. Massner on Feb. 23, 1958, in Fort Scott, Kan. She survives.

Other survivors include sons, Brent Hoerr (Charlotte) of Palmyra, Scott Hoerr of Quincy, Ill., Ted Hoerr of Taylor; daughters, Amy Adrian (Rusty) of Palmyra, Carrie Sherman (Mike) of Brimfield, Ill.; brother, Louis Hoerr of Taylor; sister, Irene Riney of Taylor; sister, Rosemary Massner (Allen) of Quincy, Ill.; Donald Hoerr (Elaine) of Taylor; Cindy De Signe (Robert) of Metomora, Ill.; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Wayne Hoerr; sister, Barbara Plank; and one granddaughter, Hannah Adrian.

Robert is a 1949 graduate of Palmyra High School. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and was a Corporal in the Army Medical Corps from 1952 to 1954.

In his early years, he worked as a part-time welder for Knapheide, but ultimately his career was spent as a lifelong farmer, spending his time raising his crops.

He loved reading the Bible and enjoyed his mission trips to construct churches. A favorite pastime was drinking coffee at the 18 Wheeler Restaurant. He was a member of the Palmyra VFW, American Legion Post 174 and proud to serve in the Honor Guard.

Robert was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church in Taylor.

Memorials may be made to your choice of The Apostolic Christian Church Building Fund, Maple Lawn or Community Loving Care Hospice.

Pallbearers will be Adam Adrian, Aaron Adrian, Andrew Adrian, David Hoerr, Oliver Sherman and Chase Carson. Honorary pallbearers will be Travis Bryant, Mark Sauder, Matt Kaeb and Parker Haerr.

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