Robert Filson,
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Robert Filson,
  • October 16, 1939 - November 3, 2017
  • Springfield, Illinois

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Robert Filson, Jr., 78, of Springfield, passed away on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 at St. John's Hospital.

He was born on Oct. 16, 1939 in Springfield, the son of the late Robert Sr. and Frieda (Ostermeier) Filson. He married Rita Lewis on April 3, 1958 in Jacksonville, IL and she survives.

Robert worked for FS Services for 20 plus years. He then worked for the State of Illinois until his retirement in September of 2001. He was a member of the AMA (American Motorcycle Association), the NRA, and the Springfield Sportsmans' Gun Club. He was a gunsmith, enjoyed working on motorcycles, enjoyed woodworking, and loved to fish.

Besides his wife Rita, he is survived by his children, Kevin (wife Crystal) Filson of Springfield, Terri (husband Pete) Barnosky of New Berlin, IL, and Tami (husband Billy) Kruger of Waverly, IL; 5 grandchildren, Justin Filson, Brandy Filson, Mitchell (wife Danielle) Barnosky, Robbie Cooper, and Dustin (wife Olivia) Kruger; 5 great-grandchildren; and 1 brother Max (wife Sue) Filson of Naples, FL.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bisch and Son Funeral Home, Springfield. A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 from 4 to 7 pm at Southern View Village Hall, 3412 S. 5th St., Springfield, IL 62703.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Please visit the online "Life Remembered Story" at www.bischandsonfuneralhome.com where tributes and condolences may be left for the family.