Robert William Ninker, 87, passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Mason Pointe Assisted Living in Chesterfield, Missouri.
Bob was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on June 24, 1933, to the late Francis and Marie (Weiser) Ninker.
He proudly served our country and was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Korean Conflict.
Bob married Mary Warner on August 8, 1959, in Brighton, Illinois. She survives.
Together, they have two sons, who will miss him dearly: William Scott Ninker of Steelville, IL, and Rob (Monica) Ninker of Marco Island, FL. Survivors also include: one sister, Carol (Al) Hofer of O’Fallon, MO; two sisters in law, Janet (Leonard) Moore, Jean (Don) Thompson; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson, Alec David Ninker.
Prior to retirement, Bob was employed as the Executive Director of the Illinois Funeral Directors Association for 29 years. His favorite pass times include: reading, traveling, and yardwork. He also had a love for the state of Florida, so much so that he and his wife moved there for 20 years, to Marco Island. He was a devoted, life-long Lutheran and enjoyed spending time with his family, above all else.
A visitation will be held on Friday, January 15, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Anderson Family Funeral Home in Brighton, IL. Attendees are asked to remain in their vehicles and allow funeral home staff to usher groups of no more than 10 at a time, in for visitation, due to Illinois Covid-19 Restrictions. Funeral service will be held virtually, via Zoom, at 1:00 p.m.
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89911027915?pwd=SjZueDVnekZsR1g5dnJubkNZelkyZz09
Meeting ID: 899 1102 7915
A public graveside service will be held, directly following the Zoom funeral service, at Brighton Cemetery.
Memorials in Bob’s memory may be made to the following organizations:
The Alzheimer’s Support Network, 660 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 21. Naples, FL 34102
Our Savior Lutheran Church and School, 2645 Old Jacksonville Road, Springfield, IL 62704
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