Robert Gordon “Bob” Ratcliffe
12/22/1936 – 07/01/2021
ARTHUR – Robert Gordon “Bob” Ratcliffe, 84, of Arthur, Illinois, formerly Farmer City, Illinois, died July 1, 2021 at 11:21 am at the Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, Illinois.
His funeral at the grave will take place on August 11, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Davis Cemetery in Pesotum, Illinois, under the direction of Darrell Helmuth. There is no viewing. Monuments can be dedicated to the American Diabetes Association or the American Kidney Foundation. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, supports the family with the arrangements.
Robert was born on December 22, 1936 in Normal, Illinois, to Robert Olen and Mary Elizabeth McRae Ratcliffe. He married Lois A. Maher on January 17, 1970 in Champaign, Illinois. She died on December 2nd, 2016.
He is survived by his sons: Robert Allen (Kim) Ratcliffe of Mentor, Ohio; Jeffrey Gordon (Cindy) Ratcliffe of Painsville, Ohio; James Wesley Ratcliffe of Farmer City, Illinois; Stepson John (Kay Ann) Werts of Clinton, Illinois; Stepdaughter Tere (Mike) Tedrick of Clinton, Illinois; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. His wife and parents preceded him in death.
Robert was a retired machine operator at Clifford-Jacobs Forging in Champaign, Illinois. He was a member of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Union. Robert was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs and Illinois.
Published by Decatur Herald & Review on August 7, 2021.