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Robert "Bob" Carle

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Robert A. Carle, 87, of New Boston, Illinois died Thursday, July 7, 2022 at University of Iowa Hospital due to a fall from a ladder.

Cremation has been accorded. A private burial will be held in Greenmound Cemetery, Keithsburg. Memorials may be left to New Boston/Eliza Fire Departments. Dennison Funeral Home, Aledo is assisting the family.

Robert was born January 6, 1935 in Hancock County, Illinois the son of Otto and Edith Settles Carle. From 1952-1972 Bob served in the United States Army, where he flew helicopters. After retiring from the Army he worked at Thatcher Plastic in Muscatine, later retiring from there too. On January 14, 1983, he married Portia Powell Shepard in Keithsburg. Bob enjoyed mowing and tending to the land around their home.

Those left to cherish Bob’s memory are his wife: Portia Carle; Bob’s son: Mike Carle and his children: Rachel and Terrie; daughter-in-law: Kay Carle; stepdaughter: Amanda Shepard and her children: Stormi, Zack, Becca, Caitlin, and Adriana as well as Amanda’s 9 grandchildren; stepson: Lance (Trudi) Shepard and their children: Blake and Dylan; and sisters-in-law: Judy Carle, Inge Carle, and Carol Carle.

He was preceded in death by his parents, infant daughter Teresa, son Randy Carle, daughter Cindy Bjortvedt, daughter-in-law: Karen Carle, 3 sisters, and 4 brothers.

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Posted online on July 08, 2022

Published in Aledo Times Record