Robert Lane, Sr. '48

Robert Lane

Robert Lane, Sr.

Robert K. “Lobo” Lane Sr., 86 of Bloomington, Ill. died at 1:40 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal, Ill.

A memorial visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home, Bloomington, Ill.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Children’s Memorial Hospital or a charity of the donor’s choice.

He was born April 18, 1927 in Clinton, the son of Martha Kunkel.  He married Joy Chapman and to this union was born three children.  He married Edie Lane in 1968 and she survives in Bloomington.

Also surviving are a son, Robert K. (Joen) Lane Jr. of Bloomington; a daughter, Cathy (Stephen Jr.) Horrell of Scottsdale, AZ; seven grandchildren, Stephen (Kasey) Horrell III, Michael Horrell, Alex (Laura) Horrell, Robert K. (Michelle) Lane III, Thomas Jeffrey Lane, Chad Hawkins and Jeffrey Hawkins; one great-grandson, Stephen Horrell IV; and a special longtime friend, Dee Willard.

He was preceded in death by his mother; a daughter, Sally; and Joy, the mother of his children.

Bob attended Watseka Grade and High Schools before graduating from the University of Illinois, where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi.  He served in the U.S. Navy and worked as an agent for Mass Mutual for 56 years.  Lobo was a previous member of Bloomington Country Club, the Jaycees, Ducks Unlimited, the U of I Quarterback Club and the March of Dimes.

Bob was an avid duck hunter.  He was a nominee for Chief Illiniwek while a student at the U of I. Lobo never knew a stranger and could always be counted on for a joke.  If Lobo would have anything to say to his friends, it would be “Bucket list completed!”

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