Robert Irvin Nuernberger, age 80 of Edwardsville, Illinois, passed away at 1:17 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2019, at his residence. He was born February 1, 1939, in New Athens, Illinois, the son of Dolores L. (Lietz) Nuernberger of Glen Carbon, Illinois, and the late Irvin E. Nuernberger.
Bob was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 30 years, retiring in 1995. He is survived by wife of 56 years, Ida M. (Eigenrauch) Nuernberger, whom he married June 16, 1962, in Marion, Illinois. He is also survived by four sons, Paul Nuernberger and wife Sarah of Troy, Illinois, Phillip Nuernberger and wife Tammie of Goreville, Illinois, Patrick Nuernberger and wife Gena of Bethalto, Perry Nuernberger and wife Tonia of Alton; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren; three brothers, E. Phillip Nuernberger and wife Deborah of Honesdale, Pennsylvania, Steven Nuernberger and wife Jean of Alpine, Texas, Gary Nuernberger and wife Nancy of Goreville; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Bob was a member of the St. Paul United Church of Christ in Edwardsville; National Association of Letter Carriers and a life member of the National Rifle Association.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Weber and Rodney Funeral Home in Edwardsville. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 31, 2019, at the funeral home with Rev. Diane Grohmann officiating. Burial will be at Valley View Cemetery in Edwardsville.
The family requests memorials to the Edwardsville Parks Dept. (to purchase trees) or donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed online at weberfuneralhome.com.