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Robert John Desmond

January 14, 1923 — July 12, 2010

Robert John Desmond, 87, Advance, NC, formerly of De Pere, died on Monday, July 12, 2010, in the comfort of his home. Born in De Pere, Wisconsin, on January 14, 1923, he was the son of the late Melford and Meta Stephens Desmond. He served in the U. S. Marine Corp during World War II. He participated in action against the enemy at Bougainville, BSI, at Peleliu Palau Islands, at Okinawa Shima and Ryukyu Islands. He was retired from AT T after many years of service. Mr. Desmond is survived by his wife, Evelyn Riley Desmond of the home; 2 stepdaughters, Susan (Robert) Talley of Winter Park, Florida and Lee (Jim) Nolan of Advance, NC; a sister, Marian Collins, of De Pere, WI; 4 grandchildren, Meghan Talley, Rob Talley, Brandie Rakes and Tammi Malin, and a great granddaughter, Emma Desmond Rakes. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Dolores Piechota Desmond in 1987 and a sister, Dorothy Roe (Jim) Aerts. Family and friends may call Monday, July 19, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of funeral service at 11:00 a.m. at Cotter Funeral Home, 860 N. Webster Ave., De Pere, with the Rev. John H. Harper officiating. Interment with full military rites will follow in Allouez Catholic Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cotterfuneralhome.com.

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Monday, July 19, 2010

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