Obituary for Robert “Bevo” Gehner

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Robert “Bevo” Gehner

September 29, 1937 - April 25, 2017

Robert “Bevo” Dean Gehner, 79, Asleep in Jesus on April 25, 2017.
Beloved husband of the late Marilyn J. Gehner (nee Meier); cherished father of Andrea (James) Silver, Alecia (Matt) Berens, Alanna (Mel) Askins; loving grandfather of Zachary, Alex, Jessie, Mitch, Gabrielle and Reece; great-grandfather of Avery. Beloved son of the late Harold and Minnie Gehner. Dearest uncle, godfather and friend to many.

“Bevo” attended Beaumont High School where he was a member of the 1956 ‘State’ championship basketball team and achieved and all-time high in scoring 100 points in one game while playing the sport he truly loved. He was employed by Anheuser-Busch as a Brew Master and was an active part of the Brewers and Malsters Local No. 6. He and his wife established and owned a well-known family establishment in North County for 21 years called the Locker Room. Robert proudly served his country in the United States Army. He enjoyed being with family and friends, sports and traveling to many places.

Service: Visitation Friday, April 28 from 3-8 pm at Hutchens-Stygar Funeral and Cremation Center, 5987 Mid Rivers Mall Dr (St. Charles) 63304.

Visitation at Assumption Church (Old Chapel), 401 N. Main St. (O’Fallon), Saturday from 9:30-10:30 am with services at 10:30 am. PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH.

Memorials to Nurses and Company Hospice.

 

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, April 28, 2017

Time: 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hutchens-Stygar Funeral and Cremation Center

Address:

5987 Mid Rivers Mall Dr.
St. Charles, MO 63304

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Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017

Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Assumption Catholic Church (Old Chapel)

Address:

401 North Main St.
O'Fallon, MO 63376

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Service Information

Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017

Time: 10:30 am -

Assumption Catholic Church (Old Chapel)

Address:

401 North Main St.
O'Fallon, MO 63376

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Nurses and Company

115 Piper Hill Dr.
St. Peters, MO 63376
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Born: September 29, 1937
Died: April 25, 2017

Condolences for Robert “Bevo” Gehner

Greg Vitello posted on5/8/17

To the Gehner Ladies - A recent stay in the hospital kept me from attending my good friends memorial services. Thus the late condolence. To you all, I grieve with you but I also smile every time I think about the times Bevo and I were out and about. Maybe it was a softball tournament or basketball game or doing some work at the Locker Room. This unpredictable character was one of a kind. There is no match. And that is good. He is a friend forever and his kindness and spirit is already missed by many. Bevo was just a GOOD guy. He WILL rest in peace and we wish peace on his dear family. Greg and Kathy Vitello

 

Lowanda Lee posted on5/5/17

"Death is something that we cannot sever, but love and memories last forever.." I know that your love one will be truly missed. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy . But in God word the Bible, he tells us about the wonderful promise of the resurrection, found at John 5::28, 29. Look forward to seeing your loved one again.

 

Pat Dammer posted on5/4/17

So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I, too am from Florissant and we met the Gehners when we moved 2 doors from them in Chadwyck. What wonderful people they were and we had so many nice conversations. My thoughts are with the family at this time. Peace be with them.

 

David Anthony May Jr. posted on5/3/17

Please accept my most sincere sympathies to your entire family. May God Bless all of you during this time. Sincerely, David A. May Jr.

 

Gee Vigna posted on5/3/17

I met your dad after my husband and I lost our daughter. We met at a grief group. We found out that we lived in the same neighborhood. I walk regularly so I would stop and chat with him when I walked by the house. What a nice person. I am very sorry to hear of his passing.

 

Paul Fichtinger posted on4/28/17

Fare thee well Bob.  My deepest condolences  to the Gehner family. I met Bob in the early 80s,  playing ball  at cross keys. Wound up playing on a couple of teams  with him, basketball on Saturday  mornings and then a volleyball on Wednesday night.  He was a real personable guy.  Had a real nice place the "Locker Room". Used to go there a lot. Unfortunately, I lost touch once I began shift work.  I am sure his family realizes just how many people he touched over the years.  Good man!

 

chris zager posted on4/28/17

Bob was a friend to all and never met a stranger. Many happy days spent at the Locker room will be cherished forever!! Andrea,Alicia, and Alana, I pray you and your families find solace in the days ahead and may God always be there to guide you!

 

Russ Dippold posted on4/28/17

You will always be missed and remembered ; especially , on the first Wed . Of each month by your MOB ( Men Of Beaumont ) luncheon buddies .

 

Mike Franklin posted on4/28/17

Oh how many basketball games have I seen this sweet shooter play? I can remember many as a young boy keeping score on their Saturday morning basketball league at Cross Keys and of course the church leagues. Now that they have a 3 point stripe in heaven Bob will have no problem racking up the points. Enjoy the next life (like you did this one) that we all will attend with you one day. Your friends and family will always remember the zest you gave to life. Mike Franklin

 

Ernie and Lois Foster posted on4/28/17

When the Lord calls our loved one home, He leaves the gift of memories in exchange. Many are the memories of Marilyn and Bob and three daughters growing up . The Franklin- Foster Families

 

Regina m Jenkins posted on4/27/17

Dear Bob ,, What can I say dear friend ? You were so kind to me Treated me like a daughter and you took care of me when I needed something that was so important only to me .Getting me to the AllStar game , knowing that in '66 I was there with my pop.You made it happen and I was and am eternally grateful.There will never be another ''Bemo'' in my life Godspeed my friend ,give that beautiful Marilyn a kiss from me , all my love ❤️

 

Gerry Everding posted on4/27/17

Lots of fond memories of playing basketball against and with Bevo. First when he was a sharp shooter for Beaumont when they would beat my St. Mary's team on that awful court that Beaumont had on a stage. Then in our later years playing with Bevo for many years on the Locker Room team in Florrisant. The basketball was a lot of fun and even more fun was trading b-ball stories with Bevo after the games at the bar. The longer we stayed at the bar the better players we were. Enjoyed his friendship and sorry for your loss. Bevo is in a better place. God Bless!

 

Floyd and Judi Voyles posted on4/26/17

Our sincere sympathy and deepest condolences to Andrea, Alecia and Alana and their families and friends. May God hold "Mr Bob" eternally in the palm of his hand.

 

Virginia Vines posted on4/26/17

Enjoyed watching the games placed at North County and the fellowship afterward at the Locker Room. Rest in peace.

 

Mike Coyne posted on4/26/17

Thank you Bob for being such a good friend to my mom and us. Really enjoyed talking sports and life with you. You will be truly missed.

 

Sam and Shari Bechtold posted on4/26/17

Our deepest sympathy and prayers

 

Laura Navarro Aiello posted on4/26/17

The Gehner family, you are in my prayers. Your dad was a Florissant icon and was always so kind and ready to make you laugh. It was my honor having him a part of my life. He will be missed.

 

B & L Lake posted on4/26/17

Sorry to hear of your loss. So many memories and stories from the Locker room.

 

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