Robert R. Lane, 79, of Newton passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at Carle Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney.

Funeral services celebrating Robert’s life will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 10, at the Scott Avenue Christian Church. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Sunday, December 9 in the church. Interments services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, in the Highland Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Carmel, Illinois with military rites. Memorial gifts for Robert may be made to the Donor’s Choice.

Robert was born on July 7, 1939, in Mount Carmel, the son of Oscar “Dude” and Mable A. (Hedge) Lane. Robert served his country in the United States Army. On December 24, 1965, Robert married Nancy A. Potts. She survives. Robert was a machinist for Pacific Press and Shear in Mt. Carmel, Illinois until his retirement. In his free time, Robert enjoyed radio controlled model airplanes. He was a member of Prop Busters model airplane club and the American Legion Post #423. He enjoyed riding his Honda Gold Wing. He and Nancy attended Scott Avenue Christian Church.

Robert will be loved and remembered by his wife Nancy A. Lane of Newton; daughter Vaneta Gilio, husband Anthony of Newton; grandson Logan Andrews, wife Mikkel of Newton; step grandchildren Zachary Gilio of Springfield and Emilea Gilio of Newton.

His parents and infant son Brian Keith Lane preceded him in death.

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