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Robert F. Going

Mr. Robert Going of Plum Hill, IL departed this life in the Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, IN on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 10:23 P.M. He had attained the age of 67 years, 7 months, and 13 days.

Robert was born in Centralia, IL on February 1, 1954, the son of Erwin and Regina (nee Borderwisch) Going. He was baptized and confirmed in the St. Paul United Church of Christ (White Church) in rural Okawville, IL. Robert was united in marriage to Sharon Wilke in the St. John United Church of Christ in Plum Hill on September 5, 1976, and she survives his passing.

Mr. Going was a 1972 graduate of Okawville High School. Robert was a lifelong farmer. He was a faithful and active member of the St. John United Church of Christ in Plum Hill where he was a member of the St. John’s Brotherhood and the dartball team. Bob served his church in many capacities, including previously serving on the church council and the cemetery committee. Bob was also active in the Plum Hill community and was currently the Plum Hill Twp. Supervisor. Mr. Going enjoyed bowling and bowled in league at New Baden. He especially loved spending time with his family and spoiling his granddaughter.

Left to mourn his passing is his wife Sharon Going of rural Nashville, IL; two children, Bradley Going of rural Nashville and Janel Shelby and husband Brian of Murray, KY; granddaughter, Zatana Shelby of Murray; a brother, Ronald Going of rural Nashville; a sister, Kathryn Rogers of Godfrey, IL; two sisters-in-law, JoAnn Going of Addieville, IL and Karen Wilke of Okawville; six brothers-in-law, Kenneth Wilke and wife Ruth Ann of Nashville, Earl, Robert, and David Wilke all of Okawville, Ronald Wilke of Olney, IL, and Marvin Wilke and wife Leah of Griggsville, IL; several nieces and nephews as well as a host of friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Lloyd Going; a nephew, Mathew Going; father and mother-in-law, Arthur and Loretta Wilke; two sisters-in-law, Mary Going and Shelley Wilke; and a brother-in-law, John Rogers.

Funeral services will be held from the St. John United Church of Christ in Plum Hill on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 10 A.M. with Pastor Don Jones officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the Campagna Funeral Home in Okawville on Tuesday from 5 P.M. until 8 P.M. and at the St. John United Church of Christ on Wednesday from 9 A.M. until the service hour.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. John Cemetery fund or to the St. John Building fund and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home.

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