Robert J. “Bob” Deters (89) of Teutopolis


Published on September 19 2020 6:02 pm

Robert J. ”Bob” Deters, 88 of Teutopolis, passed away Friday, September 18, 2020 at Charleston Rehabilitation Center.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00am Friday, September 25, 2020, at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Teutopolis with burial in St. Francis Cemetery with military graveside rites. A Knights of Columbus rosary will be held at 3:00pm with visitation to follow until 6:00pm Thursday evening at the church. Memorial donations may be given to Community Support Systems. Online condolences may be expressed by clicking here

Bob was born November 14,1931 in Effingham County, the son of Edward and Agnes (Nacke) Deters. He served with the US Army, stationed in Germany, during the Korean War. Bob married Doris J. Bloemer on November 26, 1959.

Bob was a dairy and grain farmer by trade until 1996. He, then, had a self proclaimed “fun” job at Effingham Truck Sales, where he worked for another 15 years. He was a person who enjoyed getting up every morning to go to work. Bob had many hobbies which included playing cards, bowling, traveling, playing his harmonica and spending time with friends and family. For 49 years, he was one of the Three Kings that carried out the German Tradition of visiting and singing in area homes after Christmas. He was grateful to have been selected with other local veterans to go on the Honor Flight to tour our Nation’s Capitol. He was an avid Chicago Cubs fan, who kept the faith. He was rewarded with a World Series Championship in his lifetime.

Bob was a member of St. Francis Church in Teutopolis, the Teutopolis Knights of Columbus, VFW Post #1769 and the American Legion Post #924.

Bob is survived by his wife, Dorie of Teutopolis; children Kevin, Karlene (Ted) Brumleve and Kristi Sabo, all of Teutopolis, Kim (Tom) James of O’Fallon, MO and Karen (Larry) Finfrock of Altamont; four grandchildren, Damon and Devin Sabo and Aidan and Callie James; brother Richard (Stella) Deters of Boulder, CO.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Doris Repking, brother-in-law Louis Repking; father and mother-in-law John and Josephine Bloemer; in-laws, Clete Deters, Jack Bloemer, Fred Flack, Jim and Alice Watson; and nephew and Godson, Wes Watson.