Robert Wayne Schlunaker

November 25, 1956 ~ March 6, 2020 (age 63)


ALL SERVICES HAVE BEEN POSTPONTED until further notice for Bob. Please comfort the family in these times and stay tuned to his obituary for any updates.

Bob Schlunaker, 63, of Danville, passed away Friday, March 6, 2020 in Peoria, IL. Bob was born on Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, IL on November 26, 1956 to his Mother Martha (Spangler) and her first husband. Marty later married Bill Lewis in 1966 and he became Bob and his Sister's Dad from then on. Bob was a Hillery boy and attended Diamond Grade School and Oakwood High School where he enjoyed the friendship of many very special friends including "The Family" whom were Bob, Janice, Rick, Jeff and Cindy. Bob served in the U.S. Navy from 1975 to 1979. He was employed at the V.A. in Danville for several years and also served in the Naval Reserves during this time. Later he worked at Grace and Truth Publications with his Father in Law, George Dabill, where a pamphlet that Bob authored was published. Bob enjoyed a lifelong love affair with music. He taught himself to play the guitar and the harmonica which he played with a passion. Bob entertained us for several years performing in the popular local Country/Rock band THE SUNDOWNERS. He was famous for his amazing harp playing, his signature song BAD TO THE BONE and his "rock star" like antics while performing. Beside music Bob also had a passion for fishing. He passed along his love of music and fishing to his three daughters and his son. Bob was deeply loved and will be profoundly missed by his beloved Children, Ame Vecellio (Gary) of Bismarck, Abigail Mitchell (Bobby) of Danville, Anna Schlunaker of Danville, and George/Tammy McGehee of Danville and their Mother, Sarah (Dabill) Hamilton. Also, his five Grandchildren Nathan, Ramona, Cecilia, Andrea and Lucy along with his special Niece and Nephew LuAnne Weir and Jace Weir and many other family members, friends and loved ones. He also leaves behind two loving stepbrothers Bill Lewis/Marge of Kingman, AZ and John Lewis/Jodi of Elkhart, IN. Bob deeply loved his Sister Janice and treasured the very special bond he shared with her and her Husband Bill Nelson. They will both miss Bob beyond words.

Bob was preceded in death by his beloved Mother and Dad, Marty and Bill Lewis, his Brother in Law, David Weir and several very special Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. He also was preceded by his special lifelong friend and brother in music, Herbie Pichon.

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