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Robert E. Collis

September 19, 1931 ~ September 27, 2019 (age 88)
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Robert E. Collis, 88, of East Moline, passed away Friday, September 27, 2019, at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m., Friday, October 4, 2019, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., Moline.  Visitation will be held prior to the service from 10-12, Friday, at the funeral home.  Cremation will follow the funeral service. 

Graveside service will be held 1 p.m., Thursday, October 17, 2019, at the National Cemetery.  Anyone wishing to attend should meet at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., on Thursday no later than 12:30 p.m.

American Legion Post #227.   In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s or University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.

Bob was born on September 19, 1931 in Moline, Illinois, the son of Charles W. Collis and Flora M. Walthers Collis.   He married Francis Rusk, and later married Linda B. Bowles on February 14, 1981.

Bob served in the Korean War, stationed in Germany with the Unites States Army and was a proud member of American Legion 227.  He was employed for 20 years as a Data Processing Professor, at Blackhawk College, retiring in 1989.  He loved golf, fishing and of course winning at cards.

Survivors include his wife, son Robert Collis Jr. and his fiancé Diane Hendricks, step sons Eric Youngren and Mike (Nora) Youngren and brothers Dave Collis, and Jack (Mary Ellen) Collis.

He was preceded in death by his parents and daughters Barbara Collis and Sandra Bullock, and several siblings.

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