Friday, August 7, 2009

Robert H. Pillers

Grandpa Pillers lost his battle to cancer last night at home in Illinois. He was a community leader, a prominent businessman, a supportive family man. He was a father to three good kids; grandfather to seven; great-grandfather of three. A loving husband to Darlene. And among all his many achievements, these stats are the most important. We all had a chance to say goodbye in the last few weeks. When I had my turn, sitting with a cousin, brother, parents, and husband all grieving this important man in our lives, I knew that there is no greater success than having the love and respect of your good kids.

Robert Harvey holding little Robert Jeffery, son of Robert Eugene

Two of my cousins had baby boys last month. Their names? Sullivan Robert and Louis Robert. Yeah, we loved him.

We celebrate him today because of these things, because of the honest, hard-working life he enjoyed. And I'm happy because if we know him at all, he's having a steak and a plate of oysters right now.


Rachel said...

I am so sorry! I am sure he was a wonderful man! Our thoughts are with you and your family during this time.

Emily said...

What an awesome man! Sounds like you are blessed to have known him all your life... it's nice to have people like that show us the way! Thoughts and prayers are with you!

Nick and Jill Juday said...

So sorry for you and your family. :(

Bob and LouAnne said...

I am a very lucky man to have had such a smart, caring and loving father and a daughter who has all the traits of her grandfather plus a few.


gina said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless!

Emma and Greg said...

Aww... im so sorry Linds... we are keeping you all in our prayers and if you need anything please let us know. And what a great blog post, he would have been proud :) Love ya Linds!

As for the action shot on my blog... well, if you cant get tickets to the gun show, then you bring the gun show to you... nuff said! :) And yeah im turning over a new leaf with this new haircut... mixin it up and all that jazz... more crazy posts to come :) take care linds... LOVE AND MISS YOU!