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Robert E. Quillman Sr., formerly of Pinckneyville

  • Robert E. Quillman

    Robert E. Quillman

 
updated: 8/31/2021 9:25 AM

Robert E. Quillman Sr. passed away Aug. 30, 2021 at the age of 86.

Bob is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Joan (nee McClowry); his two children, Robert Jr. (Rosemary) Quillman and Erin (Geoff) Cluts; and two grandsons, Alex and Isaac -- all of whom he was immensely proud.

Bob was the retired president of the Bob Quillman Brokerage Agency Inc. in Chicago, an award-winning life and health insurance agency.

He was an all-state basketball player at Pinckneyville High School (Class of 1953 - the Panthers finished third in state competition that year), and played college basketball at Illinois Wesleyan University.

Bob was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. He was active in Oak Lawn Baseball for many years as a sponsor, league official, manager, coach and umpire. In 1973 Bob was president of the Life Executives Club of Chicago. Bob was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and enjoyed small college basketball.

Bob was preceded in death by his father, Harley Quillman and his mother, Alta (nee Thimmig).

Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 2 and go until the time of the service, 11 a.m., at Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 Southwest Hwy., in Palos Hills, Illinois 60465. Interment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Alsip.

For information or to express your condolences, visit www.palosgaidasfh.com or call (708) 974-4410.