Robert (Bob) Harris Reimer

Jan 23rd, 1935 - Dec 30th, 2016


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Fri, Jan. 6th, 2017 5:00 pm ~ 8:00pm


First Presbyterian Church

Sat, Jan. 7th, 2017 11:00 AM


Tower Heights Cemetery

Sat, Jan. 7th, 2017

Robert (Bob) Harris Reimer

Marion IL. – Robert (Bob) Harris Reimer, 81, of Marion, passed away at 3:55 PM, Friday December 30, 2016 at his home in Marion Illinois.

Bob was born on January 20, 1935 in St. Louis, MO to parents Erwin H.C. and Rita V. (Burns) Reimer.  Bob’s father passed in 1965 in Springfield MO followed by his mother in 1985 in Grand Junction CO.

Bob married the love of his life Jolinda Fox on Aug 17, 1963 in Robinson Illinois.  Together they had 49 years of blessed marriage until Jolinda passed away in June of 2013.

Bob and his brother grew up playing baseball in St. Louis and briefly played for a Brooklyn Dodgers farm team prior to being drafted into the Unites States Army.   Upon returning from service, Bob went to work for Fabick Machinery in St. Louis and transferred to Fabick’s branch office in Marion Illinois around 1962 as a mechanic.  Bob retired as a Salesman from Fabick in 2002 after 50 years of dedicated service.  He was a Fabick-Caterpillar yellow fanatic and a loved salesman by both company and clients.  Bob attended both the First Presbyterian Church and the First Christian Church of Christ in Marion.

Survivors include son Kevin W. Reimer and grandson Jacob R. Reimer of Newburg, IN; and son Todd Robert Reimer of Marion, IL.  He is also survived by his bother Richard (Dick) Reimer, Aurora, CO and his son Steve (Deborahanne) of Lake Forest, IL and daughter Jodi (Jim) Reimer Tompkins of Denver, CO.

Bob was a warm, kind, caring and loving Dad, grandfather and friend.  Bob always put the wishes of others in front of his own.  All who knew him cherished his kindness and great since of humor.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday January 7, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church/1200 S. Carbon/Marion, IL   62959.  Rev. Wade Halva will officiate.  Burial will follow in Tower Heights Cemetery in West Frankfort.  Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Friday, January 6, 2017 at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home/ 800 N. Market/ Marion, IL 62959.

In lieu of flower, donations in his name can be made to the Marion Mission, Lighthouse Shelter or Marion Ministerial Alliance and will be accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home/ 800 N. Market/ Marion, IL  62959.  Envelops will be available and accepted at the funeral home in Marion and at the church the day of the service.   For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit


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7 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Joe Stricklin

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: January 1, 2017

    Among the finest of men. Bob was a true gentleman, from a generation of men who never wavered in their faithfulness as husband, father, son, brother, and friend. Bob was part of a dying breed of men who epitomized true manhood. A God fearing patriot, proud of his country, and a man who lived with excellence, Bob Reimer was an example to me of what it means to be a good man. God bless you Bob. Go now and be with God. And thank you for everything.

  • Guest: Judi Hardy Hite and Steve Hardy

    From: Harlingen, Texas

    Date: January 1, 2017

    So sorry for your loss.

  • Guest: Leslie Hill Hampleman

    From: West Frankfort , Illinois

    Date: January 1, 2017

    Kevin and family, so sorry to hear about your dad. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • Guest: Da

    From: , Illinois

    Date: January 3, 2017

    My heartfelt condolence to the family. Death was not God’s purpose for us. The Bible tells us that the man Job lost all his children to the enemy death and asked God, “If a man dies can he live again?” (Job 14:14). Jesus answered Job’s question at John 5: 28, 29 by telling us that our loving merciful God has promised to bring our dead loved ones back to life again. He demonstrated his ability to raise people from the dead when he brought back to life his friend, Lazarus. Yes, Lazarus was resurrected back to his “earthly” home. (John 11:11-14; Psalms 37:10,11) What a wonderful blessing from our heavenly Father (Psalm 83:18). We can put our faith and trust in God’s word because God does not lie. (Numbers 23:19) For the Bible’s answer to the question “Can the Dead Live Again?”, type
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  • Guest: John Schrader

    From: Waterloo, Illinois

    Date: January 5, 2017

    Todd,Kevin and the Reimer family
    I had the honor to work with Bob at Fabick Machinery
    The definition for Cat salesmen is Bob Reimer the best
    I had the pleasepure to meet in a 40 year career
    Bob was just always a professional smart honest and fearless learned a lot from him Enjoyed many a sales call with Bob and a lot of good times celebrating his sucesses We lost a great guy

  • Guest: Steve

    From: , Illinois

    Date: January 6, 2017

    Bob was one if the kindest, giving and caring men I have ever known. I loved his perspective of life, people, country, friends and family. He spoke of these often not just with affection, but a since of obligation. He was always willing to share but even more willing to give. What a true man, husband and father he was. While we will miss him dearly, we are blessed knowing he is still watching over us….still sharing and still giving in his illustrative kind ways.

  • Guest: Bill Beabout

    From: Douglasville, Georgia

    Date: January 10, 2017

    Enjoyed him as fellow Salesman at Fabick for many years, regarded his as a mentor and true friend. I thank GOD for letting Bob be a positive influence on my life. Condolences to a great family.