Robert J. “Bob” Hillyer, 54, Birdseye

Robert J. “Bob” Hillyer, 54, of Birdseye, died Wednesday, March 6, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Pekin, Illinois, June 13, 1964, to Kenneth Sr. and Joyce (Goetze) Hillyer..

Bob was a graduate of Pekin High School in Illinois. He was a heavy equipment operator and a member of the Operating Engineers Local 181 Union.

He is survived by one daughter, Tiffany Hays and husband James, Okeechobee, Florida; one son, Jacob Hillyer, Greenwood; two grandchildren, Corbitt and Rylee Hays; one sister, Londa Vollmer, Pekin, Illinois; and one brother, Kenneth Hillyer, Boynton Beach, Florida.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Hillyer.

A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held by the family at a later date. Becher-Kluesner Funeral Home in Jasper is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be shared at

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