Robert Ruskin, 76, of Danville, passed away Monday (Dec. 18, 2017) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, surrounded by his loving family.
His funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday at St. Paul's Catholic Church, 1303 N. Walnut St., Danville, with Father Bo Schmitt officiating. Entombment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Pape Family Funeral Home, 10 E. Williams St., Danville, with a rosary at 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Bob was born Aug. 5, 1941, in Roxana, a son of John and Anna Snedeker Ruskin. He married Ann Trainor on Oct. 6, 1978. Survivors include his wife, Ann; son, John (Patti) Ruskin; three daughters: Paula (Joe) Krischel, Emily (Kate) Ruskin and Mesha Ruskin; seven grandchildren, Erin, Joe, Josh, Mason, Adin, Addison and Asher.
He was reunited in heaven with his parents, John and Anna; his sisters, Suzanne Hargis and Judy O’Connell; and one niece, Nancy Robinson.
Bob was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving as a hospital corpsman with the 1st Marine Brigade. Bob was a graduate of Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville with a degree in urban planning. He was a nursing home administrator for 25 years.
Bob truly lived his faith and touched many lives. He enjoyed prison ministry and nursing home ministry. He was very active in the Cursillo movement and enjoyed his time as a Eucharistic minister for the homebound. He will be missed by all who knew him.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Bob’s name to Colonial Manor Nursing Home or St. Paul's Catholic Church.
Messages and memories may be left on the website at www.papefuneral.com or on the Pape Family Funeral Home Facebook page.