71, of Montrose, Illinois, passed away at 4:12 AM, Sunday, March 8, 2020, in the HSHS St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham. He was born October 25, 1948, the son of Claude William and Bernice Eloise (Strater) Dodd in Mattoon. Robert served in the United States Army, he was a retired heavy equipment operator with The International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 841 in Terre Haute, Indiana. He married Pamel E. White July 5, 1980 in Mattoon and she survives. Also surviving are his children, Butch McDonald (Susan) of Montrose, Robert Dodd Jr. of Peoria and Kristy Dodd of Sullivan; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; brother, Bill Dodd (Louise) of Arkansas and sister, Kathy Nichols of Mattoon. Robert was preceded in death by his parents; son, Mark McDonald and his family and one sister, Karen Jordan.
Memorials are suggested to the family to help defray final expenses, C/O Pamela Dodd 19749 N 300th St. Montrose, IL 62445.
A Celebration of Robert’s Life will be held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, March 21, 2020 in Robert and Pamela’s residence in Montrose. Burial will be in the Drummond Cemetery of Neoga.
The Swengel - O’Dell Funeral Home of Neoga is assisting with arrangements.
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