GROVELAND - Robert J. Strubhar, 86, of Groveland passed away on Monday evening, June 18, 2012, in the emergency room of Proctor Hospital in Peoria.
He was born on Nov. 30, 1925, in Groveland, the son of Carl and Ida King Strubhar. He first married Ruth Kahrs in Peoria. He later married Jeannette Kearney on May 29, 1963, in Peoria. She survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Bryan Strubhar of Peoria, Roger (Micki) Strubhar of Clinton, Ill., and Mark Strubhar of Philadelphia, Pa.; and two daughters, Linda (Mark Burbidge) Hannon of East Peoria and Priscilla (Ken) Gresham of Delavan, Ill. Also surviving are five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one nephew, Gary (LaVerne) Strubhar of Pekin; and one niece, Sharon (Joel) Walsh of Pinellas Park, Fla.
His parents; one brother, Elmer; and one niece, Carlene Strubhar, preceded him in death.
Robert was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, serving in the South Pacific from 1943 until being honorably discharged in 1946.
He was a steamfitter with Local No. 353 in Peoria and attended Bethany Missionary Church in East Peoria.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 22, 2012, at Mason Funeral Home in Germantown Hills. Visitation will be one hour prior to his services. Burial will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 22, in Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield, with military honors.
Memorials may be given in his name to South Side Mission of Peoria.
Notes of condolences may be sent using www.peoriafuneral.com.