Robert Foster Thrasher, Jr.

DIXON - Robert Foster Thrasher, Jr., age 95, of Dixon, passed away Friday, Oct. 1, 2021 at Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon.

Robert was born May 1, 1926 in Sublette the son of Robert, Sr. and Inez (Allen) Thrasher. He was raised in Harmon and later moved to Dixon. He served in the US Air Force and later married Eleanor Schafer on Dec. 5, 1946 in Ashton. She preceded him in death on June 12, 2019. 

Robert was employed at Commonwealth Edison Company as a mechanic and later became the supervisor of the garage. He retired after 36 ½ years and continued to work out of his own garage for friends and family. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dixon.

He is survived by his daughter, Nadine (Jim) Wickert of Dixon; his son, Roger (Bekki) Thrasher of Dixon; one sister, Lois Burgess; one brother-in-law, Melvin (Betty) Schafer; five grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, several sisters, and one brother.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, Oct.  5, 2021 from 10 – 11 a.m. at Chapel Hill Funeral Home in Dixon with the funeral following at 11 a.m. Burial with military honors will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to Serenity Hospice and Home.

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