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Robert Hubert Crowe

Robert “Bob” Crowe, 77, of St. Libory, IL, born February 26, 1942 in Cincinnati, OH, passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Freeburg Care Center in Freeburg, IL.  He worked for Illinois Power/Dynegy for 43 years and had risen to the position of plant manager of Wood River Power Plant .  Mr. Crowe was also a U.S. Army veteran and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and watching their sporting events.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Robert Edward and Ruth (Boyle) Crowe and brother Richard L. Crowe.

Robert is survived by his wife; Barbara (Triefenbach) Hewitt – Crowe, who he married at St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL on March 19, 2005. Children: Leslie (David) Myers of Urbana, IL, Tracie (Duane) Fitch of Ogden, IL, Jamee Lee (Joe) Cox of New Athens, IL, Christopher (Angie) Hewitt of Red Bud, IL, Jennifer (Chris) Hespen, Julie (Justin) Majzel, Benjamin (Brooke) Hewitt and Melinda (David) Hewitt all of New Athens, IL. Sister; Ruth Ann Ogburn of Armstrong, IL.  Grandchildren; Heather Doney, Amber (Joshua) Hall, Spencer and Parker Fitch, Elise, Reese and Jesse DuQuette, Carter Cox, Shane, Erin and Sara Hewitt, Wyatt and Anna Hespen, Breanna and Alexis Majzel, Brady and Bowen Hewitt and Cutter and Cooper Geralds. Great grandchildren; Annalia Dorado, Karson, Kacen and Kaden Hall.  Nephew; Robert (Leigh Ann) Ogburn and numerous great nieces, great nephews and other family and friends.

Memorials: May be made to the American Cancer Society.

Visitation: Friends may call on Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Friday, June 14, 2019 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL

Funeral: Memorial services will be held on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL with Deacon Corby G. Valentine officiating.

Interment: Burial of Mr. Crowe’s ashes is being planned for a later date at St. Agatha Catholic Cemetery in New Athens, IL

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

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  1. Dear Barb and family,

    So sorry for your loss. Our love and prayers are with you all. You had a special partner, friend, husband and helpmeet since 2005. Do not remember how and when you both met. I will call you soon Barb. Love and prayers, Donna and Randy

  2. Susie says:

    My deepest sympathy to Bob’s family.

  3. Mary Ellen Sweeney Hentz Academy of Notre Class of 1967 says:

    Barb, So sorry to read about your husband. Prayers for you and your family.

  4. Mark Sr. says:

    Being on shift with you, we formed a special bond. Very few had the talents and dedication that you gave to those power plants. You always gave it your best, even when partying. You may be gone, but never forgotten.

  5. Heather Doney says:

    Thank you for being the best grandpa a girl could have. I enjoyed all the fishing and adventures we had. I will always cherish you and our memories.

  6. Ruth Ann Crowe Ogburn says:

    Bubba, thanks for being one of the two best brothers a girl could ever have in her whole entire life. You guys taught me how to bat and catch with “sissy pitches” and both of you gave me away at my wedding. Please keep a spot for me in the boat and the three of us can go fishing when I get there. Love you bunches. Sis

  7. Debi says:

    I will miss you Bob. We shared so many memories at the Baldwin power plant, golfing, and parties. You had so much love and devotion to Barb and your family. You were a special guy.

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