Robert C. Moehle, 92, Rockford, formerly of Oregon, died Saturday, May 5, 2012 in Rockford.
He was born Jan. 2, 1920 in Okawville, the son of Walter and Minna Miche’ Moehle.
He was a graduate of Belleville High School and then entered in the Business School of Washington University.
He joined the U.S. Coast Guard as an ensign and served three years in the Pacific during the World War II.
He married Eleanor Elrod in Martin, Tenn., on Sept. 28, 1946.
After Moehle was discharged from the Coast Guard, he finished the School of Law at Washington University and then he and Eleanor moved to Oregon in 1948.
He owned and operated the Ogle County Abstract Office which later became Ogle County Title Insurance Company.
He formed a law partnership with Gerald Garard in 1967 and added David Smith to the firm in 1973. In 1977, the firm became Garard, Moehle, & Smith.
Moehle was active in the Oregon United Methodist Church, the Oregon School District, Rotary, Masons, and the Oregon Golf Club.
He was recognized for serving 40 years on the Village of Progress board of directors.
Survivors include sons, John Stephen (Claire) Moehle,Vernon Hills, and Dan (Cindy) Moehle, Germantown, Tenn.; grandsons, Stephen, St. Louis, Mo., and Robert, Seattle, Wash.; brother, Edward (Carol) Moehle, Pekin; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Eleanor on April 25, 2012; daughter-in-law, Diane; and brothers, Fred, Walter, and Melvin.
Memorial services for both Eleanor and Bob have been held.