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Bob Whitcomb

November 8, 1940 — September 7, 2023


Robert “Bob” Leroy Whitcomb, 82, of Bettendorf, passed away Thursday September 7, 2023, at Genesis East Medical Center, Davenport.

Private services will be held and entombment will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., Moline is assisting the family.

Bob was born on November 8, 1940, in Rock Island, the son of Fred and Sena Whitcomb. He married Shirley Anne Epperly on February 7, 1959. Bob was previously employed as an inspector at Caterpillar, the Jewell Group and Industrial Solutions, retiring after over twenty years. He loved tinkering with his model railroad and walking his dog, Lucky. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Davenport. Above all, Bob loved to be with his family.

Survivors include his children, Mark Whitcomb, Rock Island, Suzanne (Sally Mulvaney) Whitcomb, Indiana, Christine Ashley, Davenport, Cynthia Whitcomb, Bettendorf; grandchildren, Mark, Anthony, Andrew, Daniel, Kayla; great grandchildren, Lena, Lucius, Jaxon; brother, Edward (Doris) Whitcomb, Arizona.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Cheryl and his parents.

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