Mr. Burrous was the owner of Industrial Track Supply Company, Alorton, IL. Robert was a member of St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL. He was also a member of the Belleville/Swansea Moose Lodge 1221, and the Althoff Father & Friends Club where he worked the Monday night Bingo for many years. Bob loved to travel, especially with his traveling companions for years, Rosie and Jim Bauer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Myrel H. and Lila A., nee Berry, Burrous; one brother, Bill Burrous; one son-in-law, Keith Shramek; and two brothers-in-law, Norm Mueller and Jim Bauer.
Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Helen E., nee Mueller, Burrous, whom he married on February 14, 1953;
a son, Michael R. (Connie) Burrous of New Athens, IL;
two daughters, Pat M. Burrous of Belleville, IL, and
Peggy A. Shramek of Belleville, IL;
six grandchildren, Chris (Lainey) Schifferdecker, Erin Peterson,
Shawn (Francesca) Shramek, Tammy (Ryan) Davis,
Mandy (Donny) Brewer, and Heidi Shramek;
three sisters-in-law, Rosie Bauer of Belleville, IL,
Barb Burrous of Ditmer, MO,
and Jane Mueller of Arlington, VA;
brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Russel (Ginny) Mueller of Overland Park, KS;
and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church for memorial masses. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, November 12, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, November 13, 2017, at St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, November 13, 2017, at St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. William McGhee officiating.
Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.