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Robert "Rob" Wheeler

1959 - 2021


Robert L. "Rob" Wheeler, 61, of Macomb passed away at 11:49 p.m. Friday, March 19, 2021 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

He was born on April 24, 1959 in Macomb to Robert and Kay Morrow Wheeler.

He is survived by his mother, Kay Wheeler of Macomb; his sister, Ruth (Brian) Hinman of Macomb; one niece, Mary (Joel) Foulk of Macomb; one nephew, Scott (Kristyn) Hinman of Adair; one great-nephew, Kasen Hinman and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Rob was a lifelong resident of McDonough County and graduated from Macomb High School in 1977. He worked 20 years at Zeta, followed by several more driving a semi for Western Illinois Grain. He later drove a bus for Go West. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Macomb. Rob enjoyed his family and meeting new people. He was happy to help whenever asked. He loved practical jokes and giving people a hard time.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at Pennington Point Cemetery west of Adair. There will be no visitation.

Memorials may be made to the Macomb Church of Christ.

Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of arrangements.

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303 East Washington St, Macomb, IL

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Angie Bowen

March 29, 2021 2:25 PM

Sending our condolences.❤️

                  Paul Locke, Angie and Roger Bowen.

Lennie and Bonnie Swedell and Family

March 27, 2021 12:25 PM

Kay and family:  We were so sorry to hear of Robbie's passing and will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Glenn Wilcoxen

March 24, 2021 8:16 PM

When Rob came to haul grain for us. I really enjoyed and looked for him coming.

Nancy Rutlege

March 24, 2021 7:14 PM

Kay and Family,
I am so sorry to hear about Robbie.  My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Nancy Rutledge

Nancy Rutlege

March 24, 2021 7:12 PM

Kay and Family,
I am so sorry to hear about Robbie.  My thoughts and prayer are with all of you.
Nancy Rutledge

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