Robert Lee Tynan, 84, of Maroa, IL passed away at 8:45 PM, December 20, 2021 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.


Services will be 11 AM, Thursday, December 23, 2021 at First Baptist Church, Decatur, IL with Gary Mosley officiating.  Burial will follow at Maroa Cemetery, Maroa, IL with Military Honors.  Visitation will be 9 – 11 AM, Thursday at the church.  Calvert Funeral Home, Maroa, IL is in charge of arrangements.


Memorials may be directed to First Baptist Church, Decatur, IL.


Robert was born June 12, 1937 in Shelbyville, IL.  He married Pauline Tolby on September 2, 1960 in Maroa, IL; his “Dream Lover” for 61 years.


Survivors include his wife, Pauline Tynan, Maroa, IL; children:  Larry (Theresa) Tynan, Leanne (Mike) Craft, Laura (Jack) Grider, and Lance (Kristi) Tynan; grandchildren:  Nick Tynan, Christopher Craft, Alissa Fry, Alexandra Treuthart, Jeremiah Grider, Robert Tynan, and Devin Tynan; grand-grandchildren:  Ian Tynan, Scarlett Craft, Maggie Fry, Penelope Craft, and Delilah Craft; and siblings, Jack (Sue) Tynan and Donna Tynan.  Also surviving is close family friend, Robert Beem.


Robert graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1955 and attended Millikin University where he joined the Army Reserve.  He served in active duty from 1957 to 1958.  Robert was a member of the Maroa Bible Church and then The Harvest Community Church for 58 years until it closed.  He then started attending First Baptist Church, Decatur where he became a member in 2018.


Robert retired from Firestone in Decatur after 36 years of service.  He was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Bears, and the Fighting Illini.  You could find him in the stands watching his kids and grandkids in their activities at the Maroa-Forsyth Trojans, the Brown County Hornets, the Illinois College Blueboys, and the Hannibal-LaGrange Trojans games. Robert also enjoyed his popcorn, an orange soda, and listening to ‘50’s music.

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