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Kenneth Robert

Kenneth Robert

Kenneth A. Robert, 80, of Marissa, IL; born on April 3, 1937 in Evansville, IL; passed away on Monday, March 19, 2018 at his home.

Mr. Robert was a lifelong farmer. He was a member of St. Agatha Catholic Church. When he wasn’t farming Ken enjoyed hunting and fishing. Most of all Ken loved spending time with the grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents – Delmer and Evelyn, nee Davitz, Robert. One brother – Dean Robert.

He is survived by his loving wife – Joyce, nee Grossmann, Robert whom he married on September 24, 1957 at St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL. Three daughters – Cheri (Steve) Marlow of Coulterville, IL; Linda (Tommy) Thompson of Marissa, IL; Debbie Gale of Marissa, IL. His grandchildren – Kevin (Deana Hill) Marlow; Kyle (Jaimilyn Rule) Marlow; Michael (Jessica Shadrick) Thompson; Melinda (Jake) Owens; Malori (Matt Franzen) Thompson; Ashley (Anthony) Wittenbrink; Eric Cathcart. His great grandchildren – Lani Marlow; Bryant Marlow; Ella Perez; Layla Terry; Mila Thompson; Acton Wittenbrink; Aubrey Wittenbrink; Kamryn Engelage; Josiee Henson; Tori Klamm; Allissa Klamm; Joe Klamm. One sister – Peggy Dickey of Marissa, IL. One sister-in-law – Kathleen Robert. Also survived by two nieces and two nephews.

Memorials may be made to St. Agatha Catholic Church or St. Agatha Catholic School.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Visitation: Friends may call Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm and on Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 9:00am to 11:00am.

Funeral: Services will be held an Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 11:00am with Father Mark Reyling officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held in the Village of Smithton Cemetery in Smithton, IL.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Administrator says:

    Joyce and Girls
    You all have a special place in my and my girls hearts. Special memories to cling to. Kenny taught me alot of things, especially friendship. What a wonderful family you have brought into this world. Kenny’s memory will always be there when you see your girls and grandchildren. In our prayers. John Will and Daughters, Amy and Christy

    Posted by: John Will – Creal Springs, IL – Family Friend Mar 20, 2018

  2. Administrator says:

    Kenny and Joyce were such a big part of my growing up years. I’ll always cherish those memories. I still eat grape jelly on summer sausage and crackers thanks to Ken! Hugs and prayers to the entire family! Love you!

    Posted by: Becky Purcell – Salem, IL – Family Friend Mar 20, 2018

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