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Robert Dale Surface

September 21, 1949 — November 17, 2021

Robert Dale Surface, 72, of Eldon, passed away Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital.

He was born September 21, 1949, in Jefferson City, the son of the late Carney Joseph and Esther Theresa (Pirner) Surface.

Robert was a 1967 graduate of Jefferson City High School.

Robert served his country in the United States Army for two years, serving in the Vietnam War and eighteen years with the United States National Guard.

He was united in marriage on March 3, 1973, in Jefferson City at the Cathedral of St. Joseph to Alice Rose Schepers who resides at the home.

Robert worked for the Jefferson City Department of Public Works in the sewer division and retired in 2002 from the Jefferson City Airport where he worked in maintenance. During the 1993 and 1995 floods, Robert helped to rebuild the airport terminal. He continued working after his retirement for one year at Scholastic and ended his career at the State of Missouri Department of Corrections in the maintenance department.

He was a proud member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars, Post 1003, and a life-member of the National Rifle Association.

He loved to trout fish, camp, hunt, and bowl. Robert was a “Jack of all trades and a master of none.”

Survivors include his wife, Alice; four children, Charles Andrew (Heidi) Surface, Clarksburg; Anita Marie (Guy Witt) Surface, Camdenton; Tana Rena (Sean) Peeper, Jefferson City; and Carrie Ann (Nathan Kehr) Kasper, Jefferson City; thirteen grandchildren, Mason Drury, Alissa Surface, Noah Surface, Kasey Scott, Destynie Kittel, Cody Kittel, Kertis Kittel, Spencer Peeper, Aidan Giesing, Abbygail Giesing, Keegan Rose, Ethan Kasper, and Riley Kasper; one great-granddaughter, Myla Drury; three sisters-in-law, Evelyn Surface, Holts Summit; Jackie Surface, Jefferson City; and Jeanette Surface, Jefferson City; and best friends who were his fishing and camping buddies, Harry Nandory and Linda Calyott.

He was a preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Carney Surface, Jr., Thomas Surface, Ronald Surface, and Donnie Surface; and two sisters, Virginia Mae Surface, and Bonnie Sue Surface.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday, November 22, 2021, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home.

Burial with military honors will be in Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the family, in care of Alice Surface, or to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Those wishing to email tributes or condolences to the family may do so at the www.dulletrimble.com website.
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Visitation

Monday, November 22, 2021

4:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home - Jefferson City

3210 N 10 Mile Dr, Jefferson City, MO 65109

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Service

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Starts at 10:00am (Central time)

Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home - Jefferson City

3210 N 10 Mile Dr, Jefferson City, MO 65109

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