Robert "Bob" Walter Molleck, age 90, of Canton, Illinois and Wallace, North Carolina, passed from this earthly life to his eternal rest on Friday, June 19, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on June 10, 1930 in Newton, Iowa; the son of the late Walter and Edith Townsend Molleck. Mr. Molleck was also preceded in death by his son, Michael Robert Molleck; brother, David Molleck and sister, Betty Molleck.
Mr. Molleck proudly served his country in the United States Navy aboard the USS Chopper submarine. Following his service to his country, Mr. Molleck, with a servant’s heart continued to serve his community as a police officer for the city of Peoria, IL for 26 years. After retiring from the department in Peoria, Mr. Molleck decided he was not ready to give up his mission in life, so he served the city of Canton, IL as Chief of Police for another 10 years. Mr. Molleck was also the assistant to Senator George P. Shadid of Illinois. He went through the FBI Academy in 1973 and was blessed to attend the Honor Flight for Veterans, a non-profit organization dedicated to transporting United States military veterans to see the memorials in Washington, DC. Mr. Molleck was a member of the city counsel of Canton for 10 years. He was a member of the Rotary Club, the Masonic Lodge, Shriner's and involved in the Salvation Army. Mr. Molleck was also a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Canton.
Surviving to cherish his memory, is his best friend, soulmate and loving wife of 57 years, Elouise "Sam" Creech Molleck; his devoted children, Christine Elaine Keeling of Ocala, FL, Mark W. Molleck and wife Angela of Chillicothe, IL., David James Molleck and wife Virginia of Chillicothe, IL., Lisa Lynn Walker and husband Steve of Chillicothe, IL., and Teresa Lee Condon and husband Sam of California;19 grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren; sister, Catherine Molleck of Washington State and numerous extended family and friends who and respected and loved him dearly.
"Bob" as he was affectionately known by his family and friends, was a loving husband and caring father, grandfather, and brother. He was a man of great integrity and had a sincere love and compassion for others. His keen sense of humor and charitable spirit helped him cultivate enduring friendships that lasted his lifetime. Bob loved his home and friends in Illinois, but he enjoyed spending the winters in Wallace, NC with the love of his life, "Sam". He was a people’s person and never met a stranger. Bob was loved by so many and he loved them in return. He was a complete gentleman who loved his Lord, his family, friends, and his country. Bob will surely be missed but his family is comforted knowing that he has moved on from this life to a much fuller one with his Heavenly Father.
Bob will be having a service in Illinois at a later date.
In Bob's memory, you may send memorial contributions to the Shriner's Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr. Tampa, Florida 33607; online at www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org or you may contribute to Wesley United Methodist Church, 120 N Ave A, Canton, IL 61520.
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