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Robert Alan Edwards

Birth Date: January 20, 1943
Death Date: April 1, 2017

Robert Alan Edwards, 74, of Decatur, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017, at Decatur Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his family.
Robert was born January 20, 1943, in Decatur, to Robert Jack and Marie Esther (Butzer) Edwards. He proudly served in the United States Air Force. He was a custom cabinet maker for many years. He enjoyed riding Harley Davidson motorcycles and he was extremely musically talented and could pick up any instrument and play, but most of all enjoyed spending time with his family.
Robert is survived by his wife, Gloria Frantz of Decatur; one son, Jeff (Dee) Edwards of Bloomington, IL; one daughter, Cheri Edwards Henneman of Decatur; one step-daughter, Melissa (Blaine) Koehler of Decatur; one granddaughter, Shelby Dixon; one great-grandson, Caden Michael Henneman; one brother, Barry (Bobbi) Edwards of Forsyth, IL; and one nephew, Matthew Edwards of Forsyth, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson, Justin Michael Henneman.
Honoring Robert Alan Edwards wishes, cremation services will be provided by the Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to Service Dogs for America P.O. Box 513 Jud, ND 58454 or Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at

Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Service details will be posted as soon as they become available.
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  1. Bob was always a great guy. I loved watching American Bandstand at his house after school and playing in the band with him at Roosevelt and Mac Arthur, His musical talent was truly impressive. Rest in peace, my friend.

  2. I'm so sorry for your loss. Many good memories of the Edwards family from the years as members of First Christian Church

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