Robert "Bob" Eugene Ostrom

Thursday, February 21st, 1952 - Saturday, May 23rd, 2020
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Robert "Bob" Eugene Ostrom, 68, of Murphysboro, passed away at 7:31 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2020, at the DuQuoin Nursing and Rehab in DuQuoin, Illinois.

Robert was born on February 21, 1952, in Galesburg, Illinois, to Robert Dean Ostrom and Georgene Lucille (Moore) Ostrom.

When he retired, he worked as an on the road drive for Renzenberger, Inc., driving railroad employees.l

Mr. Ostrom was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

He started working when he was thirteen years old. He loved to talk about trains and work on old cars. He had a lot of skills. He loved genealogy and enjoyed collecting John Wayne memorabilia.

Robert married Janice Reiman on November 15, 1985, in Carbondale, Illinois, and she survives.

Other survivors include Andrea Ostrom of Carterville, John Bryant, Brenton Bryant, and Kerri Bryant, all of Murphysboro;

six grandchildren Michael Bailey, Nicholas Lopez, Justin Gregory, Damion Hayes, Keiri Hayes, and Devon Ostrom;

and two step grandchildren Anthony McKinney and Harley Hand.

He was preceded in death by two step great grandchildren Anthony McKinney and Harley Hand.

Due to Covid-19 virus, there will be private gravesite services at Pleasant Grove Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Humanitarian Fund of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints or the American Kidney Association. For more information, please visit
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    Pleasant Grove Memorial Park
    31 Memorial Drive
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