Robert Proseus Peregoy died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. Bob was born June 20, 1931, in Elizabethton, Tennessee, to James J. Peregoy and Mary Burkhalter Peregoy. He was raised in the Chicago area. He graduated from Wayland Academy in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, and attended Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois.
Bob was a steel salesman and broker for various companies before starting his own steel brokerage business and property management company. He married Margaret Elizabeth Bacon in 1963, and together they had two sons, James Robert Peregoy and Steven Douglas Peregoy. He was widowed in 1975. Bob married Mary Barzler Hopkins in 1979, and they were married for 40 years.
Upon retirement, Bob and Mary moved from Woodridge, Illinois, to Columbia to watch their granddaughters grow up.
Bob is survived by his wife Mary; son, James R. Peregoy, and his wife Angie of Columbia and their three daughters, Rachel, Ashley and Caitlin; and son, Steven D. Peregoy of Channahon, Illinois, and his fiancée, Cindy Ruth.
Bob was always thankful regardless of his circumstances. He was a loving Christian man who is now face-to-face with Jesus and satisfied. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Columbia First Assembly of God, 1100 N. Seventh St., Columbia, MO 65201. Per Bob’s wishes, there will be no funeral arrangements.