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Robert L. “Bob” Pistorius, 65, of Boody, IL passed away on Tuesday (June 5, 2012) in his residence.

A memorial service to celebrate Bob’s life will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday (June 9, 2012) at Rock Springs Church of God. The family has requested casual attire for the memorial service. Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Blue Mound is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be directed to Cancer Care Specialists of Central Illinois.

Mr. Pistorius was born on December 14, 1946 in Decatur, IL, the son of Marion T. and Leta “Dutch” (Stanley) Pistorius. Bob was a farmer and self-employed owner operator truck driver. He served proudly in the U.S. Marine Corp. from 1966-1970. He was a member of Rock Springs Church of God and Kedron Masonic Lodge #340 A.F. & A.M. of Mt. Auburn. Bob married Lana B. Rush on August 6, 1966.

Surviving is his wife: Lana B. Pistorius of Boody, IL; children: Eric (Carolyn) Pistorius of Decatur, AL and Kelly Pistorius of Forsyth, IL; granddaughters: Monica, Meagan and Mary Pistorius.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister: Mary Ann Trimble.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Velasco, Leigh Ann Hale and their staff and DMH Hospice for the wonderful care Bob and his family has received.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.dawson-wikoff.com.

Latest Condolences
Brenda Benepe Robert Pistorius June 14, 2012
 
Lana and Family,

I am so sorry to read of Bob's death. He was a very nice man. I still remember the eighth grade trip we took to Six Flags. I will never forget that day. I  had so much fun with both of you! You have my sympathy and caring thoughts.

Brenda Benepe
Nancy Pryor Lana's cousin June 13, 2012
 
Lana and Family,

We don't get to chose when we lose those we love, keep all the happy memories and simply let the rest go.  I remember Bob as a great story teller.  If you said a key word he had a story to tell that related to it.  And he pretty much kept us in stitches laughiing.  He did not mind stating his opinion either.  He always treated my Mom with respect and gave her  a hug when he saw her.  He was proud of his children and grandchildren.  Sorry to hear he passed from cancer, tough battle to fight.  

Nancy L. Pryor   
Charles and Jerry Wood Robert Pistorius June 8, 2012
 
Lana,

We never met your husband, but we were sorry to hear about his health problems and his passing.  We are sure that since you picked him, he was a great guy, husband, and father.

We loved your dad and mom.

Sincerely,

Charles and Jerry Wood, formerly of Maroa
 
Karen O'Bryan Robert Pistorius June 8, 2012
 
Lana hope you remember me. Just wanted to tell you so sorry to hear about your husband. I met him several times at the bank, and he was such a nice man. That cancer is a very bad thing. And he was just a youngster. Condolencess to you and your family.

Karen O'Bryan
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