Robert Richard ‘Bob’ Taphorn, 80, of Altamont, U.S. Army veteran and farmer, died at 1:18 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham.
Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Clare Catholic Church, Altamont, with the Rev. Joseph Simburger officiating. Burial will be in St. Clare Cemetery, Altamont. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont, with a 5:30 p.m. rosary service. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be left at www.giesekingfh.com.