Robert L. “Bob” Cassens, 92, of Prophetstown, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Center, in Prophetstown. A funeral service was at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10 at First Lutheran Church, in Prophetstown. Interim pastor Susan Davenport officiated. A visitation was from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 at the church. Interment was at Riverside Cemetery, in Prophetstown. Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Robert L. “Bob” Cassens, 92, of Prophetstown, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Center, in Prophetstown. A funeral service was at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10 at First Lutheran Church, in Prophetstown. Interim pastor Susan Davenport officiated. A visitation was from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 at the church. Interment was at Riverside Cemetery, in Prophetstown. Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Bob was born Sept. 2, 1926, in Sterling, the son of LeRoy “Red” and Lena (Beck) Cassens. He was educated in the Hume and Tampico grade schools and graduated from Tampico High School in 1944. After graduation, he enlisted in the Navy and served in the Pacific during World War II.

He married Geraldine Koehler on Jan. 8, 1949, and they would have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this January. In his early years, Bob worked with his father at Cassens’ Hydraulic in Tampico and also with Dever Construction, building homes in the Prophetstown and Tampico areas. Bob and Geraldine then farmed in Loraine Township in Henry County until retiring. He served as Loraine Township Supervisor and also on the Henry County Board in the 1960s and 70s. He was a member of the Tampico Historical Society, Tampico Alumni Association, Henry County Farm Bureau, and First Lutheran Church in Prophetstown. Bob enjoyed farming, traveling and camping with his wife, and also working in his shop. He especially loved spending time with his kids and grandkids.

Survivors include his wife, Geraldine; one son, James (Nancy) Cassens, of Geneseo; two daughters, Vicky (Steve) Vandike, of Geneseo; and Susan (Randy) Skelton of Prophetstown; six grandchildren, Lisa (Mike) Aussieker, Emily Skelton, Nathan (Heather) Vandike, Kelsey (Lyndon) Kayess, Valerie (Ian) Kline and Christopher (Melanie) Cassens; and six great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Marian Meyers and Beverly Berge.