Robert Isaacs

Robert Isaacs

Robert “Bob” G. Isaacs Sr., 88, of Cobden, died Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, at his home. 

He was born on Aug. 14, 1932, in Centralia, the son of Elmer and Lucille Roberts Isaacs. 

He married the love of his life, Shirley Absher, on May 29, 1954, in Crown Point, Ind. She preceded him in death in November 2019.

Mr. Isaacs is survived by his daughters, Marilyn (Frank) Kohnke, Teresa (Steve) Hook and Sandra (Ray) Lewis; sons Robert Jr. (Tracy) Isaacs and Michael (Sheila) Isaacs; grandchildren Brittany and Robert Kohnke, Steven and Christopher Hook, Shannon Hein, Brook Pulido, Amanda Stone, Tabitha Isaacs, Heather Mailloux, Donald “Bubba” Isaacs and Michael Isaacs; 19 great-grandchildren; Sammy and Betsy Hess, who Bob and Shirley considered a son and cherished friends; other relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Isaacs; his parents; a sister, Martha Ann Garrett; and a brother, Richard Isaacs. 

Mr. Isaacs served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a diehard Chicago Cubs fan. He enjoyed traveling, fishing, hunting and hosting friends at their beloved farm. 

There are no services scheduled at this time.

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden is in charge of arrangements.

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