Robert Lee Shepler

     Robert Lee Shepler, 62, of Bloomington, IL passed away at 12:40pm on Friday, November 14, 2014 at OSF. St. Joseph Medical Center.
     Visitation will be from 10am—Noon on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, IL. Services will be at Noon at the Memorial Home following the visitation, with Pastor Jason Collins officiating. A private family inurnment will be at a later date. Memorial contributions may be given to the Humane Society of Central Illinois in his memory.
     He was born on November 3, 1952, the son of Robert W. and Donna J. DeBoer Shepler in Peoria, IL. He married Cathy Hildebrands. He later married Jo Ann Tibbs Harston on August 8, 2001 in International Falls, MN; she survives, currently of Bloomington, IL.
     Surviving is his son, Robert (Betsy) Shepler, Springfield, IL. Also surviving are his two sisters, Karen J. Shepler, Peoria, IL; and Robin (William) Zimmerman, Pekin, IL; two nephews; one niece; five great-nephews; and two great-nieces; his two very dear friends, Jack Armstrong, and Art Garrison. Robert also leaves behind his four spoiled rotten cats. He was preceded in death by both of his parents.