PIPER CITY — Robert Louis “Bob” Sterrenberg, 86, of Grapevine, Texas, formerly of Piper City, passed away Monday (July 25, 2016) at The Carlyle at Stonebridge Park, Southlake, Texas, after a two week illness. His celebration of life memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Aug. 20 at the First United Presbyterian Church, Piper City. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. Aug. 20 until the time of service at the church. Memorials may be made to the church or Gibson Area Hospital.
Bob was born May 13, 1930, in the Charlotte area, the son of George and Ethel Sterrenberg. He married Gloria
Switzer on Aug. 27, 1950. His parents and two brothers, Thees and Stanley, preceded him in death.
Surviving are his wife, Gloria, and three sons, Robbin (Debra), Colleyville, Texas; Scott (Maria), Boca Raton,
Fla.; and Todd (Mary), Madison, Ga.; seven grandchildren, Ryan, Tara, Rachel, Katie, T.J., Mark and Paige.
He attended Piper City schools and graduated from Gibson City High School. He served four years in the U.S.
Air Force during the Korean War, after which he began 35 years of farming, retiring in 1992.
After retiring, he and his wife enjoyed winters in Florida and good times at their lake house with family and
In 2014, he and Gloria moved to Grapevine, Texas, to be near family. He was happiest surrounded by his loving
family and friends. He will be remembered for his warm, subtle smile and joking humor.