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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.

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Published in Peoria Journal Star on Jun. 21, 2012.
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June 23, 2012
Dear Jan,
We are so sorry to learn of Bob's passing. We enjoyed visiting with both of you at the band concerts and other events.
Sandy & Jerry Etzel
June 22, 2012
Dear Jan, Mark, and family,

I have fond memories of Bob going back to nearly 30 years. When I saw Bob last in Peoria during a visit two years ago, he was just the same; smart, words carefully chosen, and a twinkle in his eye. He helped our family fixing the furnace, being a friend to share good times with, showing dogs, and sharing meals. Those days gone by are missed and so will you be. My sympathies to family and loved ones.
Greg Filzen
June 22, 2012
Jeanette and Family,
We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to all of you on the passing of Bob. We enjoyed Bob as a friend at church and appreciated his kind words and deeds. He will be greatly missed. May God keep you during this difficult time in your lives. Sincerely, Keith & Lori Rider(Bethany Missionary Church) and Doris Paris(South Side Mission).
June 22, 2012
Jeanette ... We wish to extend our sympathy to you upon the loss of your husband. May God bless and keep you during this sorrowful time in your life.
Joel & Sharon Walsh
June 22, 2012
Loving thoughts of my Great Uncle Bob. With great sadness for your children and family yet heart filled memories that will remain with me forever.
Love, Kim Knapp (Great Niece)
Kim Knapp-Powers
June 21, 2012
My Father...My Friend,
As I stood beside you and held your hand when you passed, I knew you were going to a better place. The love you received and the love you gave here on this earth cannot compare to the love you received when God greeted you with open arms. My Father...My Friend I am so happy you are truly home.
Roger Strubhar
June 21, 2012
Aunt Jan,
Our deepest sympathies from Tracy, Alli, Taylor, Sara, our entire family and myself we loved having you and Uncle Bob over on several occasions and getting to spend actual quality time with the ones we all love. Uncle Bob will be always unconditionally loved forever and missed by many.
Beth Gilmore
June 21, 2012
aunt jan , u and uncle bob have always been 2 of favorite people of all time, i will dearly miss him and never forget what a gentle and caring person he always was. i am truely honered to have know him and to call him my uncle, r.i.p. uncle bob i love you .
sara leadley
June 21, 2012
Roger & Family,
I have fond memories of your Dad. He sure was Happy at his 85th Birthday Party. I will remember him that way.I will keep you & yours in my thoughts & prayers.
Mike Eckstein
June 21, 2012
You are in my prayers Linda. Aunt Barb
June 21, 2012
I send my condolences to Jan and all of Bob's family. I will always remember Bob from all my years at Pottstown. Another good dog owner/trainer is joining the group of all other dog trainers in Heaven.
Kay Hulett
June 21, 2012
Niece, Sharon Strubhar-Walsh
My Dearest Cousins ... I'm so sorry for the loss of your Father and pray for God to bring you comfort and peace during this most difficult time. He was so very Dear to me as an Uncle ... filled with many fond memories and pleasant thoughts. God bless and be with you.
Sharon Strubhar-Walsh
June 21, 2012
Jeanette, my prayers are with you & your family. Bob was a wonderful man. I have many fond memories of him when he & Jerry worked together.
Judy Sherman
June 21, 2012
Linda, Pricilla and Roger,
We are so sorry for the passing of your father. Praying that you will especially feel His presence during this time of grief.
Bob & Alana Wilson
June 21, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you in loss of your father.
Don Hidden
June 21, 2012
Bryan, Roger, Mark, Linda and Priscilla,
I am so very sorry to read about the loss of your dad... Praying for you that God will comfort you at this time as only He can.
Kellie Brown
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