Robert A. Ojile, 92, of Burlington, died at 7:17 PM Monday, February 11, 2013, at the Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center in Scottsdale, AZ.
Born February 7, 1921, in Lemmon, SD, he was the son of William and Mary Rashid Ojile. On February 6, 1960, he married Jeannette Engler in Burlington.
Bob was owner and operator of PZAZZ! Star Light Room, the Tiger Pit, and the Oasis Restaurant and Night Club. He later sold real estate.
He was a graduate of St. Louis University High School.
He was a U.S. Maritime Marines Veteran, serving in the Pacific and Atlantic during the World War II from 1942 until 1946.
He was a member of SS. John and Paul Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, and enjoyed history, reading the newspaper, watching baseball, and especially spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Jeannette of Burlington; three daughters, Angela Ojile of Phoenix, AZ, Melissa "Lisa" (Mike) Alexandropoulos of Burlington, Julie (Ed Hamlin) Ojile-Kauffman of Fountain Hills, AZ; one son, Robert Ojile of Iowa City; six grandchildren, Trinity (Shane Zesch) White, Kylee, Parker, and Leyton Kauffman and their father, Bob Kauffman, and Atticus and Owen Ojile and their mother, Traci Ojile; two step great-grandchildren, Lily and Chance; one sister, Mary (Jim) Reed of Blandinsville, IL; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, William, Louis, and Emil, one sister, Regina Hammack, and one grandson, Travis White.
Visitation will be from noon until 7:00 PM with the family to receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at Thielen Funeral Home. A time of sharing will be at 7:00 PM following the visitation.
The Funeral Mass of the Resurrection for Mr. Ojile will be 10:00 AM Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with Rev. Father Marty Goetz as the Celebrant. Music will be provided by the Des Moines County Resurrection Choir. Full military honors will be rendered by the Burlington Area Veterans Honor Guard. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
A memorial has been established.
Read Robert Ojile's Obituary and Guestbook on www.thielenfuneralhome.com.