JERSEYVILLE – Robert Lee “Bob” Green, 87, passed away at 4:57 p.m., Monday, February 15, 2021 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville.
He was born on September 22, 1933 in Jerseyville, one of five children born to the late Lloyd Elmer and Esther Cleo (Bradley) Green.
Bob grew up in Jerseyville and attended Jersey Community High School and enlisted with the United States Marine Corp, serving our Country honorably from January, 1951 – January, 1954.
He married the former Frances Lambos and together their marriage was blessed with two daughters.
He later married Vonita Marie (Sloan) Baldes on May 18, 1988 in Carlinville, and together they have enjoyed the past 32 years with one another and their families.
Bob was employed for nearly 20 years at AO Smith in Granite City and later at Shell Oil, retiring in 1993 as an Operator with 20 years of dedicated service.
He was a member of the former Elks and Moose Lodge in Jerseyville; as well as a current and longtime member of the American Legion Post #492 and the Masonic Lodge #394, both in Jerseyville.
Bob was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He especially enjoyed mushroom hunting and was known for his “secret” spots, rounding up dozens upon dozens of mushrooms. He also enjoyed golfing and traveling, and spending time with his friends and family.
Surviving are his wife, Vonita Green of Jerseyville; two daughters and a son in-law, Robin Rowling and her fiancé, Mark Eckhardt of Ladue, Missouri and Linda and Chuck Gast of Jerseyville; three step-daughters and their spouses, Marilyn Baldes, Sally and Wayne Fanning, Tammy and Brad Floreth, all of Jacksonville; a step-son and his wife, Dale and Patsy Baldes of Florissant, Missouri; four grandchildren, Lindsey Gast of St. John’s, Florida; Chris and Sarah Gast of Stuart, Florida; Ross Rowling of Terre Haute, Indiana and Mary and Jake Brown of Wood River; 15 step-grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 22 step great grandchildren; 6 step great-great grandchildren; as well as a sister, Flora Clark of Gillespie.
In addition to his parents, He was preceded in death by two sisters, Blanche Cummings and Hazel Isringhausen; a brother, Lloyd Green; a step-son, Ray Baldes and a step-daughter, Janis Schnelten.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until time of funeral services for close friends and family at 11 a.m., Monday, February 22, 2021 at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Brent Meyer will officiate.
In accordance with CDC guidelines, we kindly ask that masks be worn and social distancing measures be observed.
Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyvile, with the Jerseyville American Legion Post #492 Color Guard performing full military honors.
In lieu of flowers or plants, memorials may be given to Jerseyville First Baptist Church or to Shriners Hospital for Children.
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