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Robert Volk

May 23, 1939 — April 1, 2020

Robert Volk

Bloomington - Robert "Bob" L. Volk, 80, of Bloomington, passed away at 10:24 p.m. on April 1, 2020 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal.

Bob was born on May 23, 1939 in Springfield to Adolph and Bertha (Curry) Volk. He married Sharon C. Fathauer on March 3, 1962 in Springfield.

Surviving are his wife, Sharon Volk of Bloomington; children, Melissa Hager of Naperville, Jill Volk of Evanston, and Scott (Abi) Volk of Irvine, California; grandchildren, Jeff and Jason Hager, Anne and Mark Volk Porter, and Connor and Zoe Volk; sister, Frances Knox of Chatham; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Bertha Hostick.

Bob worked for Springfield Electric Supply Company for 39 years in multiple capacities, culminating in his role as Senior Vice President & District Manager. He retired December 30, 2003 from a career he loved. Bob served as a trustee for the Bloomington Township Fire Department and on the board of the American Red Cross of the Heartland. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan, enjoyed attending Illinois State Redbird basketball games, looked forward to deer and turkey hunting with his buddies and supported the community in a number of ways.

He proudly served his country from 1962-1964 in the United States Army.

Bob loved his family, especially spending time with his six grandchildren. He will be missed by all of those who knew him.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Kibler-Brady-Reustman Memorial Home in Bloomington is assisting the family with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Community Cancer Center (Normal, IL), American Red Cross of the Heartland or to the Bloomington Township Fire Department.

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