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Robert Dowdal Sr.

November 20, 1926 — July 26, 2021

Robert L. Dowdal Sr., 94, of Colona passed away July 26, 2021 at his home.

A funeral mass will be 10am Friday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Colona. Visitation will be 4-7pm Thursday at Schroder Mortuary in Colona with a rosary at 3:30pm. Burial will be in Rock Island National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Right to Life, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, or One’s Choice.

Bob was born November 20, 1926 in Moline, IL the son of Leo and Clara Lava Dowdal. He joined the US Navy at age 16 and served during WWII and also served in the US Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. He married Lorraine Donaway August 15, 1946 in Rock Island. She passed away September 26, 2016. Bob was a member of the Colona American Legion and the Moline VFW. He was an active member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Serving God and his country was most important to Bob. He also enjoyed traveling, especially through the mountains.

Survivors include his children Debra Lynn Von Maur, Robert L. (Stephanie) Dowdal Jr., and Mark L. (Mary) Dowdal; 11 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, July 29, 2021

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Schroder Mortuary, Colona

213 1st St, Colona, IL 61241

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Funeral Mass

Friday, July 30, 2021

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

St. Patrick s Catholic Church in Colona

11210 Bethesda Church Rd, Damascus, MD 20872

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