|Robert L. Donnelly, 75, of Galesburg, Ill. died at 1 a.m. Monday, June 3, 2013 at his home.
He was born September 4, 1937 in Chicago, Ill. to Robert P. and Helen M. (Swigart) Donnelly. He married Karon P. Baldwin April 4, 1956 in Roseville, Ill. She preceded him in death November 16, 1998.
Surviving is his fiance', Janet Hilton of Galesburg; four sons, Robert E. (and Peggy) Donnelly, Roger M. (and Barbie) Donnelly, Ronald L. (and Lynda) Donnelly, and Steven P. (and Rebecca) Donnelly, all of Galesburg; a sister, Roberta (and Donald) Anderson of Lincoln, Neb.; five grandchildren, Katrina, Robert Scott, Aaron, Blake, and Amber; five great grandchildren; and his beloved cat, Morris. He was preceded in death by his parents; a step mother, Iola Donnelly; and an infant son, Russell.
Robert worked in management at Admiral/ Maytag Corporation for 44 years and retired in 1999. He graduated from Galesburg High School in 1956. He was a former member of the Covenant Church and former member and past president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Post # 518 in Galesburg.
Robert enjoyed camping, fishing, boating, and mushrooming.
Cremation will be accorded. Graveside memorial service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, June 6, 2013 at East Linwood Cemetery. Rev. Tom Ek will officiate. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to Prairieland Animal Welfare Center. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.