Dean W. Robert, 79, of Marissa, IL was born on September 9, 1934 in Evansville, IL; passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, IL.
Mr. Robert was a farmer. He was also a carpenter and built many pole barns in the surrounding area. He was a member of the Washington County Farm Bureau and the Marissa FFA Alumni. He dearly enjoyed going to Mule Days in Columbia, TN. Dean loved taking rides “the scenic route” with friends and family.
He was preceded in death by his parents – Delmer and Evelyn, nee Davitz, Robert.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years – Kathleen, nee Kraus, Robert whom he married on April 4, 1956 at St. Agatha Parish in New Athens, IL. His children – Susan (Alan) Oyler of Marissa, IL; Karla (Buster) Hellsten of Marissa, IL; Bradley Dean Robert of Kansas City, MO. His grandchildren – Melissa (Tim) Curry; Gina (Scott) White; Mellonie (Tim) Edwards; Haley Robert; Paris Robert; Sam Crandall. His great grandchildren – Allison Curry; Drew Curry; Brandon Edwards; Donavin Edwards and baby boy White who is due in August. One brother – Kenneth (Joyce) Robert. One sister – Peggy (Larry) Dickey. Also survived by nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the family and will be distributed to various organizations that were important to Dean.
Visitation: Friends may call from at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm and on Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 9:00am to 11:00am.
Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 11:00am with Rev. Gail Geisel officiating.
Interment: Burial will be held in the Darmstadt Memorial Cemetery in Darmstadt, IL.