Robert ‘Bob’ Sticken


PRINCETON — Robert 'Bob' E. Sticken, 82, of Princeton passed away Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria from complications due to a serious fall, with his loving wife, Cindy, by his side.

Bob was born April 26, 1935 in DePue. He graduated from Hall High School. Bob served in the U.S. Navy from 1952 until 1956. In 2000, he retired from Local 150 Midwest Operating Engineers after 35 years of employment.

Bob loved attending and watching NASCAR racing, Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears and socializing with his friends at The Princeton Inn. He was especially proud of his beautiful, weed-free vegetable garden that he shared with many people.

Bob is survived by his loving wife and partner, Cindy, of 41 years; two stepchildren, Amy Prince Merritt and Bill Prince; five grandchildren, David Christiansen, Ashton Prince, Jacob Prince, Cody Merritt and Blake Sticken; seven great-grandchildren, Mylee and Chloe Christiansen, Rori Jean Hayes-Prince, Liam Merritt, and Mason, Jeffery and Evelyn Sticken; one sister, Jane Miller; two special boys in his life, Bryson and Landon Smith; as well as many special friends.

Cremation has been accorded. Private family graveside services will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Zearing Child Enrichment Center in Princeton.

The Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left at