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Robert C. Stewart

Birth Date: November 7, 1946
Death Date: January 5, 2018

Robert “Bob” “Butch” C. Stewart, 71, of Mt. Zion, passed away Friday, January 5, 2018, at Decatur Memorial Hospital.

Robert was born November 7, 1946, in Minneapolis, MN to Robert J. and Doris I. (Kelly) Betzer. He was raised by his loving, adoptive father, Francis A. Stewart, and his mother. He married the love of his life, Linda Sue Aldrich on February 26, 1966, in Decatur, IL. Robert was a member of Teamsters Local 279. He loved listening to Elvis Presley, classic country music, watching western movies, square dancing, classic cars and dogs, but most of all, he loved watching his grandchildren play at their sporting events.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Linda; three children, Robert (Leah) Stewart of Mt. Zion, IL, Theresa (Keith) Koshinski of Decatur, IL and Andrew (Lynn Jones) Stewart of Long Grove, IL; his mother, Doris (Floyd) Grove of Decatur, IL; seven grandchildren, Brittney, Rachel, Deckard, Garin, Grace, Madeline and Brooklyn; one great-grandson, Aidan; three brothers, Stephan Stewart of Decatur, IL, Michael (Georgette)Betzer of Spokane, WA and Terry Betzer of Spokane, WA; three sisters, Lois Stewart of Ojai, CA, Patty (Larry) Tritt of Spokane, WA and Cathy McClure of Spokane, WA; brothers-in-law, Terry Aldrich and Jeff Aldrich; sister-in-law, Kathy Cummings; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert J. Betzer; adoptive father, Francis A. Stewart; and brother, Dennis Betzer.

Memorial services to celebrate the life of Robert Stewart will be 6 p.m. Friday, January 12, 2018, at Moran & Goebel Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, before the service, at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

The family of Robert Stewart is being served by Moran & Goebel Funeral Home, 2801 N. Monroe St. Decatur, IL. Please view the obituary online, send condolences, and share memories at

Memorial Service
January 12, 2018
6:00 pm
Moran & Goebel Funeral Home and Cremation Services
2801 N. Monroe Decatur, IL 62526
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January 12, 2018
4:00 pm
- 6:00 pm
Moran & Goebel Funeral Home and Cremation Services
2801 N. Monroe Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. Robert I enjoyed the year in Illinois when I was there spending all that time with you and Linda and our talks over the years especially of late. Even though you were just a cousin I love you like a brother rest in peace my friend

  2. Rest in peace my dear friend! You and Linda Taught me more than you realized! you loved all your family with all your heart! You will never be forgotten in my life!

  3. May God be with you and your family Lois at this time. I know my dad has fond memories of Butch growing up as cousins being that they were only three months apart in age. My thoughts and prayers to you and everyone. May God comfort you at this time… Take care…. Elizabeth( Liz) Stewart Gandy

  4. Butch was my big brother…I will miss so much about him. His smile, laugh, tender heart, protective ways over his little sister and love for his family. When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure. I have nothing but good memories with you Butch, rest in peace…there's no more pain. I love you. Lois

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