Robert Pepple
(1926 - 2017)

Robert Pepple

June 24, 1926

July 24, 2017

Guest Book
My heartfelt condolences go out to your family for the loss of your dear loved one. At Acts 24:15 and Psalm 37:29, our loving God puts before us the prospect of being reunited with our loved ones soon and living forever with them right here on the earth. May this promise bring you much comfort and hope during this difficult time.
someone who cares
October 10th, 2017
I was only a few months old when Uncle Bob and Aunt Verta were married, so I have known them both for many years. Verta and my father, Vance (now deceased), were brother and sister. I remember spending many Christmas holidays at our grandparents' home in Sandoval, IL. Verta and Bob were usually there with Bob Jr (Sam) and Susan. I thought Uncle Bob was one of the most handsome men ever. Not only was Bob handsome and intelligent, he was truly kind and honest--the best of men. We will miss him. Our condolences to Verta, Sam and Debbie, Susan and Barry, and all of the grandchildren.
Ann Blanchfield (niece)
August 1st, 2017
Thank you so much for informing us of Bob's passing. I send our deepest sympathies to Verta, Bob Jr., and Debbie. I feel quite honored to have known Bob for over 25 years. I always looked forward to Bob's visits to Illinois. Sincerely, Doug Kroeschen
Doug Kroeschen (colleague)
July 28th, 2017
I am so very sorry and saddened by the passing of your dad. Even though I only had the opportunity to be with him a few times when your mom and he came east it was so pleasant and comfortable to be with him. A fine gentleman to be remembered. I will be touch with your mom. love Roz
Rosalyn Stein (Mother-in-law of Susan )
July 27th, 2017
At our house, my father-in-law was known for thoughtful evaluation of a topic, generally a business problem, prior to determining a course of action. He would joke that he was not certain all his thinking resulted in a good decision, but no one could say he didn't give it enough thought. He also said it filled the considerable hours he spent behind the wheel of his International truck, staring down the highway, driving throughout the mid-west, delivering his Peerless roller mills.

He was also known for problem-solving. I once told him a story about a situation we had with a client and the series of escalations that were getting us further away from a solution. He listened, then suggested “You might want to re-think your approach on that one.” It was good advice. Susan and I often discuss WWBPD (What Would Bob Pepple Do) before taking action.
Barry Libman (son-in-law)
July 26th, 2017
Susan, Sam and Verta----- Bob was such a special guy with great concern for other people and a talented individual. My father, Alvin Mistler, always spoke so highly about Bob, their work together, their social friendship and investment sharing. Best wishes to all of your family as you adjust to his passing. Rich
Rich Mistler (Family friend)
July 26th, 2017
So so sorry to hear this news. We saw it on facebook. He was a special guy who looked like his mother who was such a special lady in our lives.
Bev & Larry Rightnowar (Friend)
July 26th, 2017
I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He and my dad, Gene Orrick, were cousins.
Colleen Richards (Cousin)
July 26th, 2017
I was shocked and deeply saddened as I peered at the late night JW.
I am most saddened for your pain in the loss of your Dad.
I read an opening paragraph of Susan's:

"He was kind. He enjoyed humor and used it to make life more pleasant, relationships more easy. He enjoyed work and the feeling of accomplishment. He felt we should listen to others and come to understand their perspective."

I did not have the honor of meeting your Dad, Sam.
However, in Susan's words, I see a perfect vision of the Sam,Jr, whom I know and love. What more could a father ever impart on his son than these qualities, imparted to you in his lifetime? You are blessed with a rich heritage..a treasure.

Peace & comfort be with all of you in the days forward.
Becky Mondi (Friend)
July 26th, 2017
I never had the pleasure to meet Mr. Pepple, but there's no doubt he was a wonderful gentleman. Sam's qualities and demeanor speak to his parents' child rearing abilities, which seems to be lost in today's society. Missing any chance to enjoy Bob's stories of Sam, family, and his life is truly my loss, as well. Our deepest sympathies to the family.
Jerry Walker (Friend of Sam & Debbie)
July 25th, 2017
When my grandmother met Bob, Sr. at our wedding in 1974, she thought he was the most handsome man she had ever met. His kind, gentle ways only added to the allure. She also loved his hair - and he had a lot - and she told me that if Sam had that much hair and was that handsome when he was in his late 40's, I would be a very lucky woman. Well, Sam is mostly bald but he inherited the kindness and humor that was his Dad and truly, that's the important thing. We will miss Bob, Sr. on so many levels - a very dignified and noble man.
Debbie Pepple (daughter in law)
July 25th, 2017
I learned many things from my father.

He was kind. He enjoyed humor and used it to make life more pleasant, relationships more easy. He enjoyed work and the feeling of accomplishment. He felt we should listen to others and come to understand their perspective.

I remember a Saturday morning in Topeka when I was about ten. A door-to-door salesman approached us standing in the driveway. He was selling light bulbs. My father listened to his entire pitch; probed a bit on benefits and features. I remember being surprised when my father bought a package of bulbs. Maybe it was respect for a fellow salesman trying to make a living. Maybe it was curiosity of how does one sell a readily available consumer good. I think it was kindness.
Susan Pepple (daughter)
July 25th, 2017
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Susan Pepple (daughter)
July 25th, 2017
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