Robert Easterling MORTON - Robert J. Easterling, 67, of Morton passed away at 5:48 a.m. Friday, October 14, 2016, at UnityPoint Health-Proctor in Peoria. He was born on February 13, 1949, in The Hague, Netherlands, son of Gene and Anne Pronk Easterling. He married Patricia Honicker Rubeck on September 1, 1995, in Decatur, IL. Surviving are his wife; his mother, Anne Easterling of Zirconia, NC; two daughters, Rebecca (Jason) Fair of Elburn, IL, and Jill (Doug) Clifton of Mt. Zion, IL; and one son, Kyle (Gabi) Rubeck of North Aurora, IL. Also surviving are 8 grandchildren, Olivia, Kate and Paige Fair, Corbin, Allysa and Jack Clifton and Declan and Pierce Rubeck. Further surviving are one sister, Ellen (Mike) McMillan of Zirconia, NC; one niece, Liberty McMillan; and one nephew, Darien McMillan; along with one sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Molly (Rick) Thompson of Macon, IL. Preceding him in death were his father and one brother. Robert was a sales manager at Johnson Food Service and Equipment in Pekin, IL. He was a devoted family man whose love for all was immeasurable. He was an avid golfer and will be missed by all who were so fortunate to know him. Cremation rites have been accorded. A private service will be held at a later date. Memorials in his name may be given to American Cancer Society or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Affordable Funeral & Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements and notes of condolences may be sent using www.peoriafuneral.com .
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