OBITUARY

Robert "Bob" Orren

May 11, 1928March 23, 2013

Washington, IL – Robert “Bob” Orren, 84, of Washington, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

He was born May 11, 1928 in Johnson City, TN to William “Haze” and Ruby (Bawgus) Orren. He married Beulah “Boots” Street in Johnson City, TN on Jan. 2, 1949. She survives.

Also surviving are his son, Keith (Jackie) Orren of Washington; 2 granddaughters, Dawn Orren of Washington, Melanie Bown of Sacramento, CA; 2 sisters, Carolyn (Bud) Tipton of Johnson City, TN, Gertrude Manley of Charlottesville, VA; sister-in-law, Brenda (Jim) Carl of Washington; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and 2 brothers, Jim and George Orren.

Bob was an avid golfer starting at the age of 9 and a member of several Peoria area leagues. He worked as a scheduling clerk at Caterpillar Inc, retiring in 1982 after 32 years of service. He was a volunteer fireman with Northern Tazewell Fire and Rescue for 33 years, retiring as the President of the Board of Trustees and held several positions throughout his years including President of the Rescue Squad. He was a Board Member of the North Tazewell Public Water District, retiring after many years of service. He served 50 years as a Master Mason for the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. He was a member of Roland Manor Baptist Church in Sunnyland and loved his church family very much. After Bob passed he was a Gift of Hope Donor.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria. Funeral Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Funeral Home, with Rev. Steve Hardin officiating. Burial will follow at Parkview Cemetery in Peoria.

Memorials may be made to Roland Manor Baptist Church or Northern Tazewell Fire and Rescue. Online condolences may be made at www.RemmertFuneralHome.com.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, March 26, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 27, 2013
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Robert "Bob" Orren

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Marilyn Reed

April 5, 2013

Dear Boots, So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. My prayers are with you and your family.

April 2, 2013

We were sorry to hear about your loss. May your memories help you all during this time. Brad & Eve White--Horton, AL

Louise & Dean Schmitt

March 27, 2013

so sorry to read of your loss, we send our sympathy to you and your family.

March 27, 2013

Aunt Beulah and Keith- My deepest sympathies to the loss of Uncle Bob. I have many fond memories of him. He is in a better place with our Lord. Love- Ashley and Nick Ferrara

Joe & Terra Santillo

March 27, 2013

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Bob was such a sweet man and will be missed dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Beulah, Keith and Jackie..We send our love

March 26, 2013

So sorry for all of you at your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with all of the family. I am sorry I can not make it to the visitation but will be thinking of you.
Becky Davis

Joanne Golein

March 26, 2013

So sorry for your loss. I know all will be well for you and yours. I remember Bob very well and he was really a nice guy. God Bless and take care.

Joanne Golein

Norm & Lucille Chamberlain

March 26, 2013

So sorry for your loss. We are still in Florida but our thoughts and prayer are with all of you.
Our Deepest Sympathies.

Norm & Lucille Chamberlain

March 26, 2013

So sorry for your loss. We are still in Florida, but our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Deepest Sympathies

Neal & Donna Ragan

March 26, 2013

Beulah and Keith, Donna and I would like to pass along our deepest sympathy. Bob was a true mentor for me. I feel that I am a better person for having known him. You both and Bob are in our thoughts and prayers.