NORMAL - Robert E. Jerup, 78, Normal, died at 4:04 a.m. Monday (Feb. 20, 2006) at BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal.
Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday at Kibler-Smith Memorial Home, Bloomington. His funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Cremation rites will be accorded. Memorials may be made to the organization of your choice in his memory. Kibler-Smith Memorial Home, Bloomington, is in charge of arrangements.
Robert was born Feb. 23, 1927, in Soldier, Iowa, a son of Niles and Mae Meadows Jerup. He had lived in the Chicagoland area and in Texas before coming to Bloomington.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, life member of the VFW and was a teamster for many years.
He married Marilyn Search on April 14, 1973, in Oak Park. She survives in Bloomington.
Other survivors include one son, James Jerup; one daughter, Elizabeth Brown, Riverside; sister, June Bulleri, Franklin Park; grandchildren, Camden Jerup and James Jerup Jr., James Brown and Dina Brown; great-grandchildren, Melissa, Joshua, Sara, Kaylee, and Jacob Brown; and great-great-grandchildren, Patrick Walton and Stella Brown.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Frank Good.