Robert “Robbie” Lee Dees, 69, of Kincaid, passed away on Monday, April 3, 2017 at 10:40 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family.
Robbie was born April 12, 1947 in Taylorville, IL, the son of Louis and the late Roberta Broccardo of Kincaid and the late Leon Dees of Taylorville. He married Gail Bryan on December 30, 1967 in Taylorville. Robbie was a proud and loving Papa to his four daughters, 5 grandsons and 2 granddaughters.
Robbie was a graduate of Kincaid High School and obtained his Bachelor and Master Degrees from University of Illinois-Springfield. He was a veteran of the United States Navy for 9 years. He worked at Peabody Coal Mine #10 for over 20 years, the State of Illinois for 14 years, and recently enjoyed substitute teaching during his retirement.
Robbie loved his family more than anything else. He also enjoyed Navy submarine reunions, being a member of the Silent Service Motorcycle Chapter, past member of the Springfield HOG Chapter, riding his Harley Davidson, traveling with his wife, Cardinals baseball, the Fighting Illini and his painting ladies.
Survivors include his wife, Gail; daughters, Carrie (Brad) Molohon of Taylorville, Heather (Greg) Farwell of Iowa, Shannon (Jeff) Harrison of Pawnee and Courtney (Jared) Haselhorst of Taylorville; grandchildren Hunter and Hayden Molohon, Maura and Lyla Harrison, Braxton and Landon Farwell, and Jack Haselhorst; father, Louis Broccardo of Kincaid; sisters, Diana (Gerald) Pittro of Chicago, Deb (Gary) McConnell of Kincaid, Sherrie (Don) Torricelli of Trenton, Michelle (Bob) Billings of Pennsylvania, Lisa (Chuck) Engeling of Taylorville and Pat Dyer of Taylorville; brother, Louis (Lisa) Broccardo II of Kincaid.
He was preceded in death by his mother Roberta, father Leon, grandparents, and mother and father-in-law.
Visitation: Family will receive friends from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Masterson Funeral Home in Kincaid, IL. Funeral Mass: 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Church of St. Jude in Rochester, IL. Burial will follow at Morrisonville Cemetery, Morrisonville, IL.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Spring Veterans Renaissance Shelter in Springfield, IL. 209 W. Scarritt, Springfield, IL 62704