Robert E. Deibert, age 86 years, a resident of Buncombe and a former resident of Elgin, passed away Wednesday evening, September 24, 2014, at 10:35 PM at the Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion.
Bob was born January 5, 1928 in Elgin. He was the son of Baier & Emma (Blank) Deibert.
In March 1951, Bob was united in marriage to Imojean Thomas in Springfield, Illinois. She preceded him in death on April 25, 2014.
Bob is survived by: His sons and daughters-in-law – Gary & Paulette of South Elgin and Bill & Jean of Rancho Mirage, California; 4 grandchildren – Michael, Jennifer, Cynthia, and Debra; 10 great grandchildren; a great-great grandson; a niece – Jan and a nephew – Mike.
In addition to his parents and wife, Bob was preceded in death by a brother George and a sister Jean.
Bob was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a longtime employee of the Elgin Sweeper Company. Bob was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting & fishing his entire life.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday morning, October 1, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna. Burial will be in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery, near Buncombe.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 10 – 11 a.m. at Bailey Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Southern Illinois, 204 Halfway Road, Marion, IL 62959.