Robert “Bob” George Verplaetse. 68, of Geneseo, passed away on Friday, January 10, 2020, at Generations at Rock Island Nursing Home, Rock Island, IL. A celebration of life was held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory – Geneseo Chapel. Deacon Harley Chaffee officiated.  Memorials may be directed to the Robert Verplaetse Memorial Fund.
Bob was born on June 22, 1951, the son of George and Margaret (Kleinau) Verplaetse, in Geneseo. He graduated from Geneseo High School in 1969. He was as an over the road truck driver. He enjoyed watching the Chicago Bears and Cubs, playing softball, bowling, and golf.
Those left to cherish his memory include his son Jason (Melissa), Taylor Ridge, IL; grandchildren, Jaylee, William, Colin, Kimber; brother, John (Sandra) Verplaetse, Cambridge; sister, Mary Fritch, Reynolds, and Ruth Neuleib, Kewanee.
He was preceded in death by his parents George and Margaret, and brothers-in-law, Leland Neuleib and Harvey Fritch.