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Henry "Bob" Polchow

September 1, 1943 ~ October 8, 2020 (age 77)


Henry “Bob” Polchow, 77, of Mattoon, IL passed away peacefully at 7:45 A.M. on Thursday, October 8, 2020 surrounded by his daughters at home.

To honor Bob’s wishes no services will be held. The Edwards Funeral Home assisted the family.

Bob was born on September 1, 1943 in Evergreen Park, IL.  He was a son of Henry Joseph and Lillian Eva (Merton) Polchow.  

He is survived by his four daughters, Wendy (and Todd) Elliott, Tracey (and Charlie) Dierking, Heidi (and Chad) Larson and Stefanie Polchow; nine grandchildren, Eric, Ashley, CJ, Christian, Madeline, Cole, Hannah, Ava and Cooper, and three siblings, Red, Carol and Joyce.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Bob is a retired veteran of the United States Air Force and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

His favorite past-times include fishing, hunting, gardening and social media.  

Bob was a pillar of strength for his entire family and he will be dearly missed.

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