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Robert Thorp

May 8, 1951 — September 21, 2016

Robert Allen Thorp, 65, of Minonk, passed away at 1:23 p.m., Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Unity Point Methodist Medical Center.

He was born May 8, 1951 in Streator, IL to Orvel and Gertrude (Fetzer) Thorp. He married Anna Dose on October 26, 1974 in Streator. Years later they divorced.

Surviving are his two sons, David Thorp of Saint Louis Park, MN and John (Erin) Thorp of Streator, IL; five brothers, Glen (Helen) Thorp of Eagle River, WI, Jim (Sally) Thorp of Salina, KS, Donald (Kathleen) Thorp of Flanagan, IL, Larry (Vicki) Thorp of Minonk, IL, Ken (Sonja) Thorp of Phoenix, AZ; one sister, Marsha (Don) Hartzler of Washington, IL; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Robert was a Vietnam War Army veteran. He was a member of the Rutland American Legion Post #1121. He previously worked for Spring Green, Hennepin Steel and Asplundh Tree Service before being on disability for the last several years.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Minonk, IL. Visitation will be two hours prior to services from 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday at the funeral home. Cremation has been accorded. Burial of his cremains will be in Dana Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to his family.

Online tributes and condolences may be made at


OCT 1. 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)

Ruestman-Harris - Minonk
775 North Chestnut Street
Minonk, IL 61760

Memorial Service

OCT 1. 11:00 AM (CDT)

Ruestman-Harris - Minonk
775 North Chestnut Street
Minonk, IL 61760

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