Robert L. Hurst
Canton-Robert L. "Bob" Hurst, 94, passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Red Oak Estates in Canton.
He was born on November 5, 1926 in Canton to Thomas and Nettie (Clutter) Hurst.
He married Helen Puskarich on February 7, 1948 in Canton. She preceded him in death on October 9, 2009.
Surviving is one son, William (Rosie) Hurst of Williamsfield, four grandchildren, Keri Hurst, Terri (Troy) Billeter, Beau (Crystal) Anderson, Quinn (Lisa) Anderson, seven great grandchildren, Alyssa Swenny, Addison Scheller. Tasha Leigh (Dirk) Williams, Chloe Anderson, Isabelle Anderson, Paige Anderson, Travis (Lindsey) Billeter and five great great grandchildren, Allison Mills, Sienna Williams, Carter Williams, Oliver Billeter and Alex Reed.
He was also preceded in by one grandson, Chad Hurst and five brothers, James, Raymond, Clifford, Forest Jr and Paul.
Bob served in the U.S. Army during WWII and later worked for the City of Canton as the assistant Street Superintendent. He was a member of the Lions Club, St Mary's Catholic Church and the Canton VFW. He also farmed for several years and always enjoyed milking the cows. Bob was a very giving man and was always there to lend a helping hand.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 11 am at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home and Crematory in Canton with a visitation one hour prior.
Burial with military services will be held at the St Joseph Cemetery in Canton.
Memorials may be made to St Mary's Food Pantry.
To view his video tribute or to leave online condolences, please visit www.oakshinesfuneralhome.com
My heartfelt sympathy to the family of Bob Hurst. He was a very nice man. Over the years, whenever we would run into each other, we would have friendly conversations. More recently, when I would go to Red Oaks to visit my Mom (Betty Hurst), before Covid, I would stop in to see him, too, and have a little chat. He would hold my hand as we talked. He always seemed to be in good spirits despite his physical problems & limitations. I was sad to hear of his passing, but am certain he is reunited with his dear wife, Helen, and happy. Blessings to all.
I'm so sorry to see of Bob's passing. I have prayed for his wellness every night. I missed him sitting down in front of church with his big smile.
Bob was a friendly man and he will be definitely missed. They can't make enough of his kind.
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Canton, Illinois 61520
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