Robert W. Pieper,87,of Belvidere passed away Saturday October 5,2013 at his home. He was born August 17,1926 in Big Rapids,Michigan the son of Martin and Ruth(Sabotta)Pieper. He graduated from High School in Chicago,earned his Bachelors Degree from Concordia University in River Forest,then he served in the U.S. Army during WW II before completing his Masters Degree in Education at Northwestern University. He married Dora H. Barthel June 25,1949 in Chicago.
Robert was a teacher and administrator at High Schools and Colleges and was the Registrar at Concordia University before retiring. He moved from North Riverside to Belvidere in 2001. Robert loved covered bridges and would plan vacations around Visiting them so he could take photographs and also make paintings of them.
Survivors include his wife,Dora H. Pieper,Belvidere. Sons,David Pieper and Ron(Cathy)Pieper both of Rockford. Daughter,Sandra(Larry)Rodencal,Cincinnati, Oh. 7 grandchildren,5 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents,brother,Ted.
Funeral service Wednesday October 9,2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Belvidere Funeral Home,with Rev. Robert Weinhold pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church,Sycamore officiating.Visitation Wednesday at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Entombment at Concordia Cemetery in Forest Park.