Robert L. Brandenburg, 74, Greenup, passed away at 12:47 a.m. Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, at his home. Private family services will be held. In loving memory of Bob, memorials may be made to the Cumberland County Veteran’s Monument, Box 454 Toledo, Illinois 62468; or to Friend’s Grove Church, Box 533 Toledo, Illinois 62468. Cards of condolence can be mailed to the Brandenburg Family, 500 East Cumberland Street Greenup, Illinois 62428. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home, Bishop Chapel in Greenup. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com. Robert better known as Bob was born on Oct. 1, 1946, in Effingham County, Ill., the son of Elmer “Sport” and Lucille (Ward) Brandenburg. He married Bonnie Warner on Oct. 29, 1971, and she survives. Bob served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War from 1966 to 1968. Bob was a life member and past Commander of Cumberland County Post 4598 Veterans of Foreign Wars and was a life time member of Cumberland Counter Sportsman Club. Bob worked at Eastern Illinois University for a while and the remainder of his career he worked for the Illinois Department of Transportation where he retired after 20 years of service.
Bob is survived by his wife of 49 years Bonnie Brandenburg; son, Travis Warner (wife Jessica) Brandenburg; sisters, Rosie (husband Orval) Walden, Vera Ferguson, Mary Schupp, Pat (husband Gary) Evans, and Doris Goad; brothers, Joe (wife Ann) Brandenburg, Jim Brandenburg and Ron (wife Marlene) Brandenburg, uncle, Gean Brandenburg; aunt, Bertie Brown; and several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Bob was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Dan, Rick, Terry and John Brandenburg; brothers-in-Law Bill Goad, Bob Ferguson, John Schupp and Jim Whalin.