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Mr. Robert William Breitenstein, age 88, of Republic, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, in his home. He was born on June 23, 1929, in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of the late Harold and Harriet H. (Locke) Breitenstein.

Robert and Dolores “Dolly” were married 64 years when she passed away in 2014.

He retired in 1992 as the executive director of the Sigma House in Springfield, Missouri and Branson, Missouri. He loved his family, church, country, and the St. Louis Browns.

Bob is survived by three sons, Mark, William, and Richard Breitenstein; two daughters, Diane Franke and Laura Crow; as well as 16 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. A daughter, Katherine, preceded him in death September 2009.

There will be a visitation from 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday, June 3, 2018, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. The Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, June 4, 2018, in the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Billings, Missouri. Interment will follow in Rivermonte Memorial Gardens, Springfield. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Salvation Army or St. Vincent De Paul, in care of the funeral home. Online condolences and memories may be shared, on this website, at

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