Robert W. Trinkle
Robert W. Trinkle, 61, of Champaign, died at 2:30 a.m., Monday, November 28, 2011, at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana.Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 2, 2011, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Champaign. The Rev. Fr. Stephen A. Willard will officiate. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Thursday, December 1, 2011, at Renner-Wikoff, Urbana. Masonic services will be conducted by Western Star Lodge #240 A.F. & A.M. at 8:00 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home.
Mr. Trinkle was born on June 27, 1950 in Champaign, the son of Earl and Pauline (Kirby) Trinkle. He married Candice Vaught on August 9, 1969 in Urbana; she survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Angela Pilotte of Champaign, and one son, Jeffrey Trinkle of Chicago; four brothers, Paul, Jerry, Roger, Larry; one sister, Judy; three grandchildren, Nathan, Madison and Caleb. Uncle Bobby will also be missed by his many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
Bob was retired from the Illinois Central Railroad and Peoria Charter Coach Company. He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Champaign; United Transportation Union, Western Star Lodge #240 A.F. & A.M., Champaign Chapter #50 R.A.M., Urbana Council #19 of Cryptic Masons, Urbana Commandery #16 Knights Templar, Ansar Shrine, Illini Shrine Club and the Hi-Lo Wheelers.
Bobby had a warm smile, generous nature, magnetic personality, and a wonderful sense of humor. He loved spending time with his family and many friends. He was an avid Illini baseball fan and a Cardinals fan.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners’ Hospital for Children.
Condolences may be offered at www.renner-wikoffchapel.com.