Robert G. Drucks - 84

12/6/1934 - 10/10/2019

Oregon, IL

Oregon, IL – Robert Gibson Drucks, age 84, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, IL.  He was born Dec. 6, 1934 in Chicago Heights, IL the son of Eric and Persis “Peggy” (Gibson) Drucks.  He graduated from Grant Community High School in 1953. After graduating he served his country in the U.S. Navy Reserve from 1953 – 1978 at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center where he taught Machine Repair as a First Class Petty officer.  He married Karen “Vinna” Petersen on May 2, 1954 in Fox Lake, IL.  She preceded him in 2004.  Robert worked for John’s Mansville Company in Waukegan, IL as a machinist for 45 years.  He enjoyed target shooting, traveling to the Upper Peninsula every year to see the fall colors, spending time with his grandchildren, going to the gun shop and the sunrise restaurant to see and be with his friends.  He was a former member of the Twin Towers Gun Club.  He was predeceased by his parents, his wife Vinna, and his sister Barbara Severs.  He is survived by his 2 sons; Eric Robert (Kelly) Drucks of Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin and Kenneth (Susan) Drucks of Oregon, Illinois, 6 grandchildren; Nicholas, Michael, and Matthew Drucks, Amy (Derek) Roche, Rachel (Tim) White, and Emily (Michael) Looney, and 3 great grandchildren; Russell, Rory, and Winnie.   A memorial service will be held 1:00 pm, Saturday, October 19, 2019 at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 110 S. 7th Street in Oregon, IL.  Visitation will be held at the funeral home from Noon to 1:00 pm prior to the funeral.  Burial will be at the Daysville Cemetery near Oregon.  A memorial fund is established for Autism Research.

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Visitation:

New Times for the Visitation - -Visitation for Robert will be held from Noon to 1:00 pm, Saturday, October 19, 2019 at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 110 S. 7th Street in Oregon, IL

Service:

New Time for the Service - -A Memorial service will be held 1:00 pm, Saturday, October 19, 2019 at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home in Oregon, IL

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