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Robert “Bob” Karhoff, age 87 of Rockford, IL, formerly of Knox County, MO, died Friday, October 21, 2011, in his home.

He was born on February 9, 1924, in Knox, Co., MO, the son of John and Elizabeth (Kruger) Karhoff.

He was united in marriage to the former Doris Francis in Edina, MO., August 14, 1946, and she preceded him in death on January 7, 1979. Robert was also preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, a son-in-law, Jim Bevins and a grandson, Danny Reed.

Bob was employed by JL Clark for 42 years, retiring in 1989. He served his country in the United States Navy during WWII. He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and social member of St. Ambrogio Society.

Survivors include, children: Sandy Bevins of Colorado, L. Joyce (Gerald) Gassaway and Richard Karhoff of Rockford, IL; six grandchildren: Beth Gassaway, Faye Hutsell, Tracy Waldrop, Chrissy Karhoff, Heather Karhoff, and Jamie Karhoff; 12 great-grandchildren: Robert, Jerrit, Edward, Amanda, Ashley, Nicole, A.J., Kelsey, Britney, Brandy, Jessie and Lori; 10 great-great grandchildren, a niece; Ann. Honorary family members Ken and Sharon, Renee, Tonya, Brueggeman, special friend Harry Turner.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 26, 2011, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Edina, MO. Father Joseph Hoi will officiate the services. Burial with full military honors will be held in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 26, 2011, from 10 a.m. till time of services at 11 a.m. in the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Edina, MO.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, MO 63537.