Bob Deere is mentioned in the 1944 Mar-Ken Yearbook.
From the 1945 Mar-Ken School Yearbook, Senior Broadcast page:
BOB DEERE – Some day if you should see a beard walking in school, that is our “deere” boy, because growing one is a three day project for him. You can always hear him murmuring, “Oh! My ackin back”. Bob was born in the “Windy City”, Nov. 12, 1926. His favorite food is steak and to find one is his destiny.
Senior Nicknames: Dear