Peoria – Robert “Bob” D. Stedman, 88, of Peoria, passed away at 5:02 AM on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at Farmington Country Manor in Farmington, IL. He was born on December 17, 1929 in Lafayette, IN to Byron and Dorothy (Goddard) Stedman. He married Dortha L. Frey on December 22, 1950 in Lafayette, IN. They were married for 67 years.
Surviving is his wife, Dortha; three children, Belinda Stedman of Peoria, Deena (Brad) Vicary of Peoria, and Robert T. (Anna) Stedman of Peoria; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Shirley (George) Johnston, Carolyn (Joe) Martin, Judy (Howard) Skees, and Diana (Jerry) Loy all of Lafayette, IN.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Byron “Don” Stedman and Bill Stedman.
Bob retired after 30 plus years from Lafayette Glass Company. He was of the Methodist Faith. Bob and Dortha spent most of their retirement on the beaches in Florida and then moved to Peoria in 2014 to be closer to family. He never met a stranger and loved tennis, volleyball, horseshoes, and bike riding. Bob was a devoted husband and a loving father and grandfather.
Bob served in the Army for two years as Military Police at Fort Bragg, N.C.
Graveside service will be held at 11:30 AM on Friday, October 12, 2018 at Cottonwood Cemetery in rural Hanna City, IL. Chaplain John Sipf will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Alzheimer’s Association or Farmington Country Manor. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com