Robert Lee Hein, 89, of New Athens, IL; born October 25, 1924 in Sparta, IL; passed away on March 4, 2014 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL.
Mr. Hein was an operator with Monsanto Chemical Company for 36 years. He was a World War II United Navy Veteran serving in the South Pacific.
He was preceded in death by his parents – John and Viola, nee Metz, Hein. His loving wife Gertrude, nee Stacks, Hein who he married on April 15, 1950 in Carbondale, IL and who passed away on June 27, 2012. One sister – Jacqueline Hofmeister.
He is survived by two sons – Dale (Ann) Hein of Belleville, IL; Darrell (Marian) Hein of New Athens, IL. 5 grandchildren – Shawna (D.J.) Loberg; Jennifer (Lance) Schneider; Jeremy (Jessica) Hein; John (Christine) Hein; Amber (Joe) Walsh. 11 great-grandchildren – Olivia Loberg; Macy Schneider; Hadley Schneider; Sophia Schneider; Isaiah Hein; William Hein; Samuel Hein; Coryn Hazelwood; Brooke Hazelwood; Hunter Walsh; Joseph Walsh. 2 sisters-in-law – Barbara (Jack) Robinson; Virginia Stacks. Also survived by nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the New Athens Library or Family Hospice.
Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Friday, March 7, 2014 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and on Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 9:00am to 10:00am.
Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 10:00am.
Interment: Burial will be held at Oakridge Cemetery in New Athens, IL.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.