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Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday, October 1, 2020, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home
Visitation: 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home
Rosary Ceremony: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday
Interment: St. Stephen Cemetery
Robert J. Feldhake, age 78, of Louisville, Illinois, passed away Friday afternoon, September 25, 2020, at his home.
He was born October 24, 1941, in Effingham, the son of Robert A. and Agnes (Bussman) Feldhake. He married Elizabeth “Betty” A. Meyer in Springfield on June 1, 1963, and together they have shared 57 wedding anniversaries together.
Robert had worked for the shoe factory in Flora and went on to start a career with the U.S. Postal Service beginning in 1974 in Effingham as a mail sorter. He was promoted to supervisor of mail and delivery and took assignments as the officer-in-charge at Teutopolis and Robinson. In 1988 he was named Postmaster of Louisville, a position that he retired from in 2001. Robert welcomed opportunities for spending one-on-one time with his children and grandchildren, and when he could go fishing, camping, hunting, and horseback riding. He also farmed and was a creative woodworker making keepsakes and furniture for his family. He was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church of Flora, the Louisville Rotary Club, an honorary member of the Louisville American Legion, and a proud card-carrying supporter of the NRA.
He is survived by his wife: Betty Feldhake of Louisville; 5 children: Christina Feldhake of Flora, Tony (Joyce) Feldhake of Hord, Cheryl (Larry) Burroughs of Louisville; Bonnie (Mike) Bailey of Louisville; and Tim (Michelle) Feldhake of Clay City; 10 grandchildren: Jonathan (Cassie) Guinn of Xenia, Crickette (Michael) Bolyard of St. Peter, Jenna (Evan) Smith of Xenia, Joshua (Taylor) Burroughs of Louisville, Shelby (Jarvis) Eastin of Oakland City, IN, Levi Bailey and Garon Bailey of Louisville, Amber (Cody) McGee of Flora, Zachary (Taylor) Feldhake of Louisville, and Colten Feldhake of Clay City; 13 great-grandchildren along with one more on-the-way; 10 siblings: Diana Greuel of Louisville, Steve Feldhake of Watson, Marilyn (Wayne Deaton) Feldhake of Xenia, Rosalie (Paul) Weidner of Clay City, Max Feldhake of Louisville, Roy (Vicki) Feldhake of Louisville, Linda Feldhake of Chrisman, Jayne Feldhake of Louisville, Kathy (Jerry) Price of Rinard, and Pat (Tom) Greenwood of Xenia. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister-in-law: Susan Feldhake.
A funeral ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 1, 2020, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora with Father Charles Anyaoku officiating. Interment will follow in St. Stephen Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home and a rosary ceremony will begin at 7:30 p.m. Memorial donations are suggested to either Shriners Hospitals for Children or St. Jude Children’s Hospital and these will be accepted through the funeral home. To share a memory or condolence, visit: www.frankandbright.com
Sympathy is extended to The Family. Sorry for Your Loss.
Pat, Linda, Kathy and all the family; I’m so sorry to hear this sad news. I really enjoyed knowing Bob. He will be so missed by all who knew him. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. RIP Bob❣️
So sorry for your loss .
So sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed talking with Bob. Prayers of comfort for all the family.
Tony and family, so sorry for the loss of your dad. Prayers for the family.
Thoughts and prayers for the family
sorry for your loss, Joyce and Tony
Condolences to the family. May he Rest In Peace ❤🙏❤
We are so sorry for your loss. We love you all. Hugs to everyone.
So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with the family.
Thoughts and prayers! Sorry for your loss!
Heartfelt condolences to all the families and friends, may God give comfort now and in the days ahead.
I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for the entire family.
So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. So many fond memories of the “Riffle” neighborhood. Prayers of comfort are with his family.
So sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. HUGS
Our thoughts & prayers are with the family. May God comfort you in your time of need.
So sorry for your loss. Has been a long time since I've seen most of you but think of you often with many fond memories. I'm sure he will be greatly missed. Hugs and Prayers for all of you.
So sorry for your loss. Prayers to you all!!!
Betty, & Family, So sorry for your loss, our Prayers are with you during this sad time.
Sympathy to you and your family! May good memories be a comfort to you!
Bob was a good guy and will always be remembered. Sorry for your loss.
So sorry for your loss.
So sorry to hear of your loss. Always enjoyed visiting with Bob.
Roy and Vicki..Sympathy to your family. I'm sorry for your loss.