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Robert Keith Rutledge Sr.

April 9, 1971 ~ June 1, 2022 (age 51)


Robert Keith Rutledge Sr., 51, of Roberts, passed away at 11:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at his home.

Robert was born on April 9, 1971, in Hoopeston, the son of Harry Kline and Ruth Rutledge.  He married Angela Wernigk on August 19, 2000, in Armstrong, Illinois.  She survives.

He is also survived by one daughter- Rachel Rutledge of St. Louis, Missouri; one son-Robert (Catt) Rutledge Jr. of St. Charles, Missouri; three step-daughters- April (Jeff) Coe of Loda, Michelle (Kyle) Maness of Paxton and Megan Shumate of Champaign; one “adopted” son- James Layden of Allerton; sixteen grandchildren; two brothers- Matt (Tracy) Lile of Louisville, Kentucky and Ricky (Lea ann) Lile of Hoopeston; two sisters- Kim (James) Kissinger of Cave City, Kentucky and Brenda Kline of St. Charles, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother- Brent Kline.

Robert worked for several years as a truck driver.  He enjoyed fishing, camping, tying flies for fly fishing and his greatest love was riding on his Harley. 

According to his wishes cremation rites will be accorded and a celebration of his life will be held at a later date.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac, to assist them in honoring Robert’s life.  Condolences may be shared with the family on his everlasting memorial page at:


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