Robert J. “Rob” Facker, 37, of Germantown Hills, IL passed away and was ushered into Heaven to stand by his Lord on Sunday, August 12, 2018. He was greeted in Heaven by his father. He was born on March 29, 1981, the son of David and Kathy (Hurd) Facker. Rob married Kassidy Wileman in Metamora, IL, and together they were blessed to share in 12 years of marriage.
He is survived by his loving wife, Kassidy; his son, Cooper; and daughter, Aubrey, both at home. Also surviving is his mother, Kathy, two sisters, Angela (Doug) Fandel of Germantown Hills and Jessica (Alex) Etheridge of Champaign, IL, and many cherished nephews and a niece.
He graduated from Metamora High School in 1999 and earned a bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2003. He worked as an Aviation Safety and Compliance Officer for Caterpillar Aviation. Rob had many interests and passions. He loved everything baseball, playing with his children, and Monday night softball. He was a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, the Saluki Dogs, and all Metamora sports.
He loved supporting and encouraging his children by coaching Coopers' MATBO baseball team and watching Aubrey dance in recitals. He was the current Committee Chairman and also served as a Den Leader for the Germantown Hills Cub Scout Pack for the past three years. He was also the current Vice President of the Italian American Society of Peoria and had served as president in past years. He also attended and served as an usher at Great Oaks Community Church. Anyone who knew him has been blessed by his witty humor, his compassion for others, his infectious smile and his love for our Lord. He was a beloved son, a devoted husband, an adored father, a compassionate coach, and an irreplaceable friend.
Cremation rites have been accorded. The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Mason Funeral Home Germantown Hills Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to a Memorial Fund for his children's educations at any CEFCU location, Attn: Rob Facker Memorial. Online condolences at www.masonfuneralhomes.com.
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