Robert L. “Bob” Brockelsby, 66 of Taylorville passed away on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at his home in rural Taylorville. He was born on February 3, 1952 in Springfield, IL the son of Carl and Norma (Nave) Brockelsby. He married Hattie Mae Reed on December 21, 1991 in Edinburg, IL. He enjoyed working as a farmer and field tileing for Carl Michel, he loved gardening and having coffee with his friends. He also enjoyed family get togethers and he loved food. Bob was a member of Moose Lodge #1516, and he had years of service on the Edinburg Park Board.
He is survived by his wife: Hattie Brockelsby of Taylorville, IL; Son: Aaron Robert Brockelsby of Taylorville, IL; Daughters: Shelly (Joe) Wade, Kelly (Steven) Brown, and Heather (Eric) Adams all of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: BreAnna and Mikel Adams of Taylorville; six step-Grandchildren, seven step great-grandchildren; brother Lee (Karen) Brockelsby of Edinburg, IL; sisters: Cathy Padget of Rochester, IL, Sue (Ralph) Mateer of Blue Mound, IL; seven nieces and nephews, eight great nieces and nephews and several cousins He was preceded in death by his Parents, Brother Daniel Brockelsby and Brother-in-Law: Donald Padget.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 15, 2018 from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will be held on Monday July 16, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Sr. Rose McKeown officiating. Burial will be held at Edinburg Cemetery Edinburg, IL.
Memorials may be made to Memorial Home Services Hospice 720 N. Bond St. Springfield, IL 62702
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.
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