CHAMPAIGN — Robert “Bob” Asherman died Sunday, March 31, 2019, at Carriage Crossing in Champaign.
Bob was born in 1928 in Dewey, a son of Frank and Lottie Asherman.
He graduated from Champaign High School in 1947, where he was a member of the football and wrestling teams. He attended the University of Illinois. In 1949, he married his high school sweetheart, Eloise Bray. He joined the Marines and served during the Korean conflict.
Surviving are his wife of 70 years, Eloise Asherman of Champaign; his daughters, Lynn Asherman (Hope) of Greenwood, Ind., and Lori Ivey (Dan) of Mahomet; grandson, Kenith Christensen; two great-grandchildren, Wyatt and Kaydence Christensen; and sister, Carolyn Hinners (Charles). He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, John Asherman.
He was an Illini and Bears fan, enjoyed golf and woodworking as a hobby. Together, they spent many evenings ballroom dancing with their friends.
Bob was associated with R.H. Bishop Company for over 30 years. He was a member of Sheetmetal Workers Local #218, Champaign-Urbana Elks, Moose Lodge, Western Star Masonic Lodge, Mohammed Shrine, Illini Shrine Club and the American Legion.
Morgan Memorial Home is handling arrangements. A private family burial will be held.
The family would like to thank the staff at Carriage Crossing and Transitions Hospice for their care.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in his memory. Condolences may be shared online at www.morganmemorialhome.com.