Mt. Vernon Register-News

August 19, 2013

Robert Klevorn



Robert Ben Klevorn, 81, of Mt. Vernon, died 9:39 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon.

He was born Sunday, Oct. 11, 1931, in Mt. Vernon, the son of Bernard "Ben" and Vera (Wisniewski) Klevorn. He married Annalee Veatch on Oct. 2, 1954, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Mt. Vernon; she survives in Mt. Vernon.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Cindy Sloan and husband John of Mt. Vernon; a son, Robert Michael Klevorn of Mt. Vernon; three grandchildren, Daniel Lee Klevorn of Mt. Vernon, Matthew Paul Sloan of Mt. Vernon and David Andrew Sloan and wife Sara of Mt. Vernon; a great-grandson, Ayden Thomas Sloan of Mt. Vernon; a sister, Mary Ann Klevorn of San Antonio; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Ada Liade Keller and Bernice Seely.

Robert was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, serving from Aug. 15, 1952, to Aug. 13, 1954 with Company C, 439th Engineering Battalion. Following his military service, he was an assembly man at the Mt. Vernon Stove Foundry until retiring and later worked as janitor at St. Mary School in Mt. Vernon. He was also a member of St. Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Mt. Vernon.

Funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Mt. Vernon with the Very Rev. Father John Iffert officiating. Interment will be at St. Mary Cemetery. Members of Mt. Vernon American Legion Post 141 will conduct full military honors at the cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the St. Mary School and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit for further information and to send condolences.