Robert F. ‘Bob’ Lieb, 91, of Monticello, passed away at 10:43 a.m., January 16, 2019 at his residence.
Bob was born December 2, 1927 in Crittenten Township, Champaign County, IL the son of John and Clara (Schweighart) Lieb. He married Marilyn E. Chapman on October 21, 1953 in Monticello, IL. She passed away March 16, 2001.
Bob is survived by his daughter, Janet L. White (Cliff) of Monticello; 4 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Tanya Lieb; brother, Harold Lieb of Monticello; and longtime friend, Sue Lochbaum. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Marilyn, son Terry, 3 sisters, and 5 brothers.
Bob served in the U.S. Air Force from November 1948 until April 1952. He spent two years in the Korean War and then came home to begin farming. He was a member of the Piatt County Board for 24 years, Past Commander and member of the American Legion Post #101, the Piatt County VFW Post 5346, the Charles Parlier Chapter Korean War Veterans Association, Decatur, and the St. Philomena Catholic Church.
Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Monday, January 21, 2019 at St. Philomena Catholic Church, Monticello. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at St. Philomena Catholic Church with Fr. Bruce Lopez officiating. Interment will be held in Monticello Township Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites.
Memorials may be made to Faith in Action, Piatt County VFW 5346 Honor Guard, or St. Philomena Catholic Church.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mackey-wrightfuneralhome.com.