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Robert W. Besler
(03-06-1936 - 11-25-2012)

Robert W. Besler, 76, of Elgin passed away on Sunday November 25, 2012 in his home. He was born on March 6, 1936 in Dubuque, Iowa the son of Herbert and Lorraine (Rogers) Besler. Robert had worked for Dubuque packing co for 25 years; he then owned and operated Du-B-Q Meats in South Elgin until his retirement. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Robert loved to travel and be on his boat on the Mississippi River in Iowa. He was a car enthusiast, and often entered his car, the 57 Ford Fairlane Retractable in the shows. Robert will be dearly missed.
He was a member of St. Laurence Catholic Church in Elgin, and the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge # 799.
Survivors include his wife, Bernice (Spark) whom he married on August 24, 1957. 5 Children: Linda Charckon, Diane Ewert, Robert (Laura) Besler, William (Patti) Besler and Steven (Linda) Besler. 14 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. His brother: Dr. Gerald (Ann) Besler, a sister, Cathy Fens, along with several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Joseph Besler, and a brother, LeRoy Besler.
Funeral mass will be held on Thursday November 29, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. at the St. Laurence Catholic Church, Elgin. Entombment will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4-8:00 P.M. in the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin and on Thursday at the church from 9:15 A.M. until the mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Laurence Catholic Church Building Fund or the Moose Lodge.

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