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DANVILLE - Robert L. "Bob" Lenover, 92, of Danville, Ill., passed away at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, January 4, 2018, at the Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System where he was in hospice care.
Bob was born April 3, 1925, in Danville, to Lester and Grace LeNeve Lenover.
He married Dorothy M. Crawford on April 14, 1946. She proceeded him in death on December 17, 2003.
He is survived by one son, Dave (Simphi) Lenover; grandchildren, Drew Broderick, Tim (Erika) Broderick, Michelle Schutt, Abbi (Justin) Strader, and Lesli Lenover; great-grandchildren, Devin Broderick, Austin Broderick-Weidmann, Carter Strader and Nora Strader; and one sister, Jean Brady.
He was proceeded in death by his parents; brother, Richard "Dick" Lenover; and four daughters, Rena Schutt, Laura Broderick, Mary Klaus and Rachel Lenover.
Bob served in the Army from 1943-1946. He worked at Lenover Sales and Service for 20 years, flew planes for Louis "Watcha" McCollum for five years, and retired from Hyster after 17 years. Bob was a very knowledgeable mechanic and could fix anything. He enjoyed tinkering and his American freedoms.
A joint Memorial Service for Bob and his daughter, Laura Broderick, who also passed away on January 4, 2018, at 11 a.m. January 19, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 3940 N. Vermilion St., Danville, Ill. Rod Godley will officiate. Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial at Sunset Memorial Park with military rites accorded by American Legion Post 210.
Memorials to the Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System Palliative Care or the American Legion Post 210.
Published on January 16, 2018
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