Robert W. Rusher, 78, of Shipman, died at 12:02 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, at his residence.
He was born in Carlinville on May 30, 1937, the son to the late Ray and Lillie Mae (Gray) Rusher.
Robert retired from Laclede Steel after many years of service and was a member of the Steel Workers Union.
He married Dorothy Ann (Gall) Rusher on Nov. 30, 1958, in Virden. She survives and resides in Shipman.
Also surviving are three daughters and son-in-law, Anita Ulrich of St. Peters, Mo., Rita Stepp of St. Louis, and Lisa Rusher and her husband, Larry, of Springfield; three granddaughters, Samantha and Stella Urlich and Ariel Grucza; one great-grandson, Fredrick Grucza; four sisters, Patty Page of Gillespie, Sharon Hankins of Mount Olive, Judi Miller of Maple Falls Washington, and Nancy Wasylenko of Litchfield; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and six sisters.
Per Robert’s wishes, he was cremated. No services are scheduled.
St. Jude’s Hospital for Children has been named as a memorial.
Targhetta & Wooldridge Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.