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Robert HIll

December 31, 1931 — February 10, 2019

Robert C. "Bob" Hill, 87, of Gibson City, died at 10:06 a.m. Sunday, February 10, 2019 at the Heritage Health Nursing Home in Gibson City. His Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Rosenbaum Funeral Home, 925 North Route 47, Gibson City. The Rev. John Tennyson will be officiating. Visitation will be held 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gibson City United Methodist Church.
Bob was born December 31, 1931 in Perry County, Illinois, a son of Carl and Lucille Hill. He married Mary Jane Anderson on May 28, 1955 in Tamaroa.
Surviving are his wife of sixty-three years, Jane Hill, their children Diane Smith and Carla (Jim Allen) Jones of Normal; four grandchildren, Katie (David) Rice of Jacksonville, Florida; Lauren (Scott) Hill of Mobile, Alabama; Regan (Austin Larson) Smith of Austin, Texas; and Danielle (Zach Kirby) Jones of Elliott; two great-grandchildren, Tristen and Harper Hill; and a sister, Ella Mae Wilson of Tamaroa.
He was preceded in death by a daughter Peggy Hill and a brother Jack Hill.
After high school graduation, Bob served in the United States Navy for four years. He was stationed at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, and served as a fireman and submarine mechanic. In 1956, he and Jane moved to Gibson City, where he took a job at Shaner Implement Co., starting out at the parts counter, then sales, and eventually became co-owner, first with Clifford Shaner and later with Ronald Conover until his retirement in 1995. During his retirement, he was a grounds keeper at Drummer Township Cemetery until the fall of 2017.
After becoming empty-nesters the couple would travel the country by motorcycle, Bob driving, and Jane in the sidecar beside him. Bob enjoyed attending farm toy shows with Jane, and he had a vast collection that they showed, shared and sold. They were members of the United Methodist Church, and the "Saturday Night Card Club", a group of friends that met for over 50 years. Bob and Jane attended many Gibson City Little League games every summer. He was a loving husband, a treasured father, a devoted grandpa, and will be missed by many friends and neighbors as well.


Visitation

FEB 23. 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CST)

Rosenbaum Funeral Home
925 North, IL-47 Rosenbaum Funeral Home
Gibson City, IL 60936

Celebration of Life

FEB 23. 11:00 AM (CST)

Rosenbaum Funeral Home
925 North, IL-47 Rosenbaum Funeral Home
Gibson City, IL 60936

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Visitation

Saturday, February 23, 2019

9:00 - 11:00am (Eastern time)

Rosenbaum Funeral Home

925 IL-47, Gibson City, IL 60936

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Starts at 11:00am (Eastern time)

Rosenbaum Funeral Home

925 IL-47, Gibson City, IL 60936

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