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Robert F. Bilstein

SPRINGFIELD - Robert F. Bilstein, 101, formerly of Springfield, passed away on Saturday, August 18, 2012 in Jerseyville, IL.

Robert was born December 25, 1910 in Chalco, Nebraska, the son of Richard and Bessie (Dasher) Bilstein. Robert graduated from Northwestern University in Chicago. He married Ruth A. Meinke on November 17, 1934 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Denver, CO, they shared 64 years together until she preceded him in death in 1998. He proudly served our country in the Army making it all the way up to major. Robert worked as a hospital administrator for many years, he finished his career with the State of Illinois Department of Public Health. Robert was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. He enjoyed reading, spending time with his dog Jody, and was an avid Cardinals fan.

Robert is survived by a brother Jerry D. Bilstein of Mitchell, NE, dear friends; Michael R. Hickey and Basil P. Williams both of Godfrey, IL. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 4 sisters.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, August 23, 2012, at Bisch Funeral Home West, 2931 S Koke Mill Rd, Springfield, IL 62711, from 10-11 am. A graveside service will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery where military rites will be conducted by Sangamon County Inter-Veterans Burial Detail, and by Rev. Aaron Schnelle of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Please visit the online guestbook at www.bischfuneralhomewest.com

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