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Robert R. Korves

Robert R. Korves, 76, of Waterloo, IL, died December 25, 2020, in Des Peres, MO. He was born October 7, 1944, in Belleville, IL.

He is survived by his brother Victor (Nancy) Korves; niece Lisa (Wayne) Taake; nephew Mark (Sharon) Korves; great nieces and nephews Emily (fiancé Devin Hemmer) Taake, Griffin Taake, Tyler Korves, and Jenna Korves; cousins; and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents Raymond & Elberta (nee Huch) Korves; aunts; and uncles.

Robert was a grain farmer, spent 38 years in the hay business, and was the co-owner of Korves-Oliver.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
Wounded Warriors or American Heart Assn.

Private Services will be held.

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My sympathy goes out to the entire Korves family on Robert's passing. He was such an integral part of the hard-working, fun-loving, wonderful Korves family. He will be deeply missed. I have so many good memories of Robert at all the family functions, get-togethers, and celebrations. I will sadly miss him.

Kay Courtney Jan 8 2021 12:00 AM

Robert was blessed with both a keen mind and body-wise as an owl in so many subjects and could throw a 75 pound wire hay bale around like it was a feather! He was always so kind to the two of us(took us boating, grabbing our checks at restaurants, would always take time to chat with us even when he was super busy farming or filling orders for Korves Oliver) Robert, you'll forever be in all our hearts.

Steve and Mary Kay Harrison Jan 3 2021 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear of Roberts passing. Our thoughts and prayers going out to all of you!
Nathan and Julie Stern / Jim and Robin Hentis

Stern / Hentis Families Dec 29 2020 12:00 AM

My sympathy to the family. I admired him for the business he helped create, and for his friendship and humor. I always enjoyed talking to him and Vic at shows and was impressed with my visit to their place of business. Paul Rode

Paul Rode Dec 27 2020 12:00 AM

Bob & I extend our sympathy to Judy & Robert's family at this sad time.

Maggie Wilson Dec 27 2020 12:00 AM

Sending my sympathy to the family. I enjoyed seeing and talking to Robert in the dental office over the years.

Tracy Cicardi Dec 27 2020 12:00 AM

Our sympathy in this time of grief. We always enjoyed our visits with Robert at the Oliver shows.

Gary & Nancy Hanke Dec 27 2020 12:00 AM

We would like to extend our condolences and prayers for your loss.

Mike and Shirley Turner Dec 27 2020 12:00 AM

Condolences and Prayers for the Family,

John T. McCollum Dec 26 2020 12:00 AM