Robert McCune Passes
Order of the Golden Heart recipient, Robert L. McCune, Bradley University (Illinois Delta), ’50, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008. Brother McCune was 80 years old. Brother McCune received the Order of the Golden Heart, the Fraternity’s highest award, in 1987.
Brother McCune was a longtime advisor to the chapter at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa and volunteered with many chapters in the Upper Midwest, and across the U.S.
Brother McCune was a District Governor in the early 60's and 70's, and Chairman of the Order of the Golden Heart nomination Committee. In 1979, Brother McCune was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award, presented for his outstanding service to the Fraternity. Brother McCune was also a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation Board of Governors and a donor since 1975.
This past April, an 80th birthday and reunion celebration was held for Brother McCune at Loras College with more than a hundred family, friends and alumni in attendance. The evening was filled with many photos, memories and stories from Loras College and Iowa Eta alumni.
Brother McCune epitomized the “lifetime devotion” to the Fraternity that the Order of the Golden Heart represented for him. Few in our ranks have had such a profound impact on so many young men. Many volunteers link their involvement back to his influence on their lives as undergraduates. Brother McCune proved to us all how a little brotherly love can leave a lasting mark on a young man’s life—a mark that gets passed on and on again.
Services for Brother McCune will be held Monday, September 22 at 11:00 a.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 255 W 10th St. Dubuque, IA 52001 (563-582-3648).
Visitation will be held Sunday, 3-7 p.m. at Egelhoff Siegert Casper funeral home, 2659 JFK Rd. Dubuque, IA 52002 (563-556-0776). A second visitation will be held Monday, 9:30-11 a.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ.
Following the service at First Congregational, a graveside service will take place in Silvis, Illinois at 3:00 p.m.
Further information and obituary will be available at http://www.trimblefuneralhomes.com/.