In Memory of



Obituary for Robert Hart

Robert Henry Hart, 79, of Illiopolis, IL passed peacefully into the arms of his Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at Decatur Memorial Hospital from complications following a stroke. 

Born August 12, 1944 in Decatur, IL at St. Mary’s hospital to William F. Hart and Lois (White) Hart, he graduated from Cerro Gordo High School in 1962.  There he met the love of his life, Marilyn Eaton.  They married May 30, 1964.

A 53-year member of the IBEW, Local 146, he was a successful electrician, retiring in 2006.    He was an amazing father and provider and could not have loved his family more.

Surviving Bob are his wife, Marilyn, his sister Pat (Hart) Brackett of Decatur, IL, his brother Herb Hart of Oakley, IL, and his children and grandchildren:  His son, Robert H. Hart, Jr and wife Karen (Marrello) Hart of Decatur, IL, their daughter Mallory Stoecker and her husband Gavin, and daughter Aria Stoecker of Broomfield, Colorado, their daughter Madison Hockman and her husband, Alex of Columbia, Missouri; his daughter Rhonda Wiese and her husband Shawn of Illiopolis, their daughter Alexa (Lexy) Volker and her husband, Jake of Chatham, IL, and his grandsons Justus and Jachin Wiese of Illiopolis.

He was preceded in death by both his parents, his infant sister Beverly, and siblings William Hart, David Hart, Mary Ann (Hart) Etnier, Terry Hart, Mike Hart and Deborah (Hart) Webster.

Resurrection Life Church in Decatur, IL will host a visitation on Friday, November 17th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and a memorial service on Saturday, November 18th at 1:00 p.m.  Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Illiopolis.

Memorial donations may be sent to Guiding Light Ministries at PO Box 33, Decatur, IL 62525.