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Robert Victor Shubert

Robert Victor Shubert, age 80, of Lively Grove, IL, passed away with his family by his side on Monday, August 10, 2020 at 1:41 p.m. in his home.

Robert was born on March 22, 1940 on the farm he lived his entire life on, a son to Bruno William “Bill” and Esther Margaretha (Sinn) Shubert. He was a proud veteran of the United States Army having served in the artillery division during the Vietnam War. On June 25, 1966, he married Phyllis Ann Jack in Grace United Methodist Church, Nashville, IL and she survives. Robert always loved his farm and working as a farmer. As a young man, he was a member of the Rural Youth and that is where he met his wife. He was a member of the Washington County Farm Bureau and a lifelong member of the NRA. Robert enjoyed trapshooting and guns. He loved watching his grandsons shoot on their trapshooting teams and spending time with his family who were his pride and joy.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Phyllis Shubert of Lively Grove, IL; four daughters, Susan (Dave) Gutjahr of Coulterville, IL, Debbie (Chris) Scott of Peoria, IL, Amy (Steve) Fanelli of Leroy, IL and Mary Shubert of Lively Grove, IL; twelve grandchildren, Peter Gutjahr, Hannah Gutjahr, Grace Gutjahr, Aniya Scott, Omar Clements, Ariel Scott, Frankie Fanelli (fiancé, Saori Kusaka), Joey Fanelli, Tony Fanelli, A.J. Brennfleck, Ashley Brennfleck and Abby Brennfleck; a brother, Lester (Marilyn) Shubert of Coulterville; a sister, Caroline Galle of Sparta, IL; three brothers-in-law, Ron (Marcile) Jack of Farmington, MO, Sam (Martie) Jack of Ashley, IL and Bob (Phyllis) Jack of Nashville, IL; a sister-in-law, Hilda Shubert of Nashville, IL and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Ganeus and Clementine Shubert; maternal grandparents, Jacob and Carrie Sinn; parents, Bruno “Bill” and Esther Shubert; parents-in-law, Phil and Betty Jack; a brother, Walter Shubert; a brother-in-law, Albert Galle; and many dear aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A public graveside service will be held in Coulterville City Cemetery on Friday, August 14, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Nancy Shubert officiating. The family requests that all attendees wear a mask.

Public visitation will be at Pyatt Funeral Home, Coulterville, IL on Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Friday morning at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. The family requests that all attendees wear a mask.

Due to health concerns related to the Covid-19 virus and by the executive order signed by Governor J.B. Pritzker, phase four attendance will be limited to 50 people and social distancing will be enforced.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Peters United Church of Christ in Stone Church, Coulterville Cemetery or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

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