Robert L. Reu, 74, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 6:55 P.M. August 6, 2019 at SIH Herrin Hospital in Herrin, Illinois. He was born September 20, 1944 in Centralia, Illinois to LeRoy and Anita (Reinhardt) Reu. Robert married Sharon (McClure) Reu on July 10, 1968 at Faith Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon. They were blessed with 51 year of marriage.
In addition to his wife, Robert is survived by his mother, Anita Reu of Mount Vernon; sons, Aaron Reu of Tamaroa, Illinois and Ryan Reu and wife, Ashley of Fairview Heights, Illinois; grandchildren, A.J. Reu, Hanley Reu, and Quinn Reu; sister, Ruth Ann Holding of Mount Vernon; sister-in-law, Kathy Reu of Nashville, Illinois; brothers-in-law, Chuck McClure of Wichita, Kansas and Randy McClure of Bowling Green, Kentucky; and several nieces and nephews.
Robert was preceded in death by his father, LeRoy Reu and brother, Lowell Reu.
Robert worked for many years as a parts manager for Tyler’s and Brehm and Hanna. He was a longtime member of Faith Lutheran Church. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Robert was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew him.
A Visitation will be held Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at Faith Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois. A Funeral Service will begin at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Matthew Richardt officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Memorials may be made in Robert’s honor to the Faith Lutheran Church.
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