Robert Harrison Clothier (94) passed away peacefully in his home on March 29, 2012. \r\r\n\r\r\n He was born on August 6, 1917 in Roscoe Township and was a son of Harrison and Maude (Reimer) Clothier. The family moved to Robert's lifetime home when he was a few months old. Robert graduated from Hononegah High School in 1935 and attended Beloit College. He then married his soul mate Geraldine Campobello on February 24, 1940. They were married for 62 years before Geraldine passed away on March 12, 2002. Robert farmed his entire life in Roscoe Township. He first farmed with his father and then with his son, Bill, and his grandchildren. He was very community-oriented, serving as a 4-H leader and coached championship 4-H softball teams. He served on the Roscoe Township board and the Winnebago County Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Committee. Robert was the Secretary of the Prairie Hill School board for 20 years and coached basketball for the Prairie Hill boys before coaches were hired. He drove school bus for ten years and volunteered to drive the Prairie Hill basketball team for years. After his many years of dedication to the Prairie Hill School district, the gym at Prairie Hill School was named after him. He played and coached men's softball at Leland Park in his younger years. He worked many years at Peters Brother's Lumber and Fuel in the winter. The most treasured times of Robert's life were the days he was surrounded by his family. The love and openness of Grandpa's house was enjoyed on a weekly basis by his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. \r\r\n\r\r\n Survivors include son, Robert (Brenda), Sunnyvale, CA; Bill (Peggy), Clinton, WI; Catherine (Hans) Schafman, Rockton, IL. Grandchildren: Joan, Mandy, Robert Clothier; Ben (Doneal) Schafman, Jesse (Carrie) Schafman; Carrie (Chris) McCray, Chrissy (Garrett) Fait, Peter (Jamie) Clothier, Katie (Dan) Clothier, Joe, Jon, Tim Clothier along with 14 Great-grandchildren. Robert was pre-deceased by his brother Jim Clothier. \r\r\n\r\r\n Funeral ceremonies to be held at 10:00 am Monday April 2, 2012 in Manchester Free Church corner of Manchester and Free Church Roads, S. Beloit with Reverend Dan Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Pinnacle Hill Cemetery. A visitation will be held at McCorkle Funeral Home 767 N Blackhawk Blvd Rockton IL from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Sunday. \r\r\n\r\r\n A memorial is being established.