Clipped From Alton Evening Telegraph
Boy Killed Continued From Page 1. a classmate and friend of Robert since their early childhood, said he was to have accompanied him ind two other boys, Don Scheiter end Frank Hauversburk, on a bicycle ride to Warilow field yesterday afternoon, afternoon, but that Robert called by telephone when it was time to start, saying he had been unable to borrow a bicycle. The other three then went on without him. Robert had left home, it was learned, after telling his grandmother grandmother he was to take a bicycle ride. But it as learned the relative's relative's bicycle he planned to use was broken. It is presumed he later had gone for an afternoon hike. Nearly five years ago—late in May, 1941 when he was 9 years old and a pupil in Washington School — Robert was Injured critically in a fall from the bluffs which he undertook to scale near Lovers Leap. His life almost was despaired of on that occasion, but be fully recovered from the Injury although it left a scar on the left side of his forehead. Identified by Scar The scar left by this injury led to the identification two hours after Keirle had been killed. Three years ago, the Keirb family moved to St. Louis. Robert attended school there, his father said, and last was er rolled in Columbia Columbia High School. About four months ago he returned to Alton to live for a time with his grandmother. grandmother. Here he enjoyed association association with boys he had known before before living in St. Louis. Often on weekends he returned to the parents' parents' home in St. Louis. Robert w:.s born in Alton, Dec. 1, 1931, and was christened In Evang Heal Church where he attended attended services yesterday forenoon. Surviving besides ' ' parents are two eider brothers, Gordon and Glenn, and three sisters, Noel and Carol, twins, and Di>:'? Keirle. Funeral rites will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. in Evangelical Evangelical & Reformed Church. The body is at Staten funeral home, where friends may call after 7 p. m. today and until noon Wednesday, when it will be taken to the church.