Vigen Memorial Home obituary – Robert A. Sutton, 72, Warsaw

Robert Allen "Bob" Sutton, 72, of Warsaw, died Wednesday, November 18, 2020.

Robert Allen “Bob” Sutton, 72 of Warsaw, IL died Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at the Illinois Veteran Home in Quincy, IL surrounded by his family.

     He was born August 20, 1948 in LaHarpe, IL the son of Allen and Verna Louise Brown Sutton.  

     Bob proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps, where he earned two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star during his tour in Vietnam.  

     On July 15, 1983 he was united in marriage to Peggy Mahoney at the Assembly Church of God in Hamilton, IL.  She survives.

     Other survivors include one son, Scott Sutton of Amana, IA, two daughters, Darcie Knisley (Philip) of Keokuk and Shelly Schilson (Tom) of Keokuk, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  

     He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

     Bob had been employed by the Iowa Ordinance Plant for thirty-years, until his retirement.

     He was a member of the VFW in Hamilton for many years.

     Bob was an outdoorsman at heart and enjoyed fishing and watching the eagles.  Even though Bob left a part of himself in Vietnam during the war, he never complained or let that stop him from doing anything in his life. 

     He is forever remembered for being a loving father, grandfather and friend.    

     A graveside service with military rites will be held at a later date.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hancock County Food Pantry and can be mailed to the Vigen Memorial Home, 1328 Concert St., Keokuk, IA 52632.

     The Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk, IA is assisting the family with arrangements.

     Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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