Robert Crego

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Robert Owen Crego, 62, of Belleville, passed away on May 25, 2015.

Rob was a lawyer, most recently practicing in the Belleville, IL, area.  He was also a gifted musician and enjoyed playing for family and friends as well as performing professionally.

Rob was a life-long Cub fan which gave him much enjoyment and angst.  He had a delightful, dry sense of humor and will be missed by all who loved him.

Rob was raised in Streator, Illinois, where he attended St. Anthony’s Grade School and Streator High School. He graduated from Southern Illinois University and John Marshall Law School.

He was born August 15, 1952, in Pontiac, Illinois, the son of Edwin T. and Louise Svetz Crego. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his four brothers, Edwin (Sheila) Crego, Sarasota, Florida,
Thomas (Kathy) Crego, Channahon, Illinois,
John (Cindy) Crego, Lebanon, Tennessee,
and Paul (Mary) Crego, Bloomington, Illinois.
He is also survived by five nieces and two nephews and their families, with whom he enjoyed a special relationship.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Rob’s memory to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville, Illinois, or to Freeburg Care Center in Freeburg, Illinois.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, June 19, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 19, at the funeral home.  The burial and graveside services coordinated by Solon Telford Funeral Home will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 20, at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Streator, Illinois.

Condolences Left For Robert Crego

I will always remember Rob with special fondest memories, he was one of my late husband Tom’s best friends, and he was like an uncle to my children.

Els Wiemken, St Petersburg, Fl, 33701

John: sorry to hear of your brothers passing

Gregg Dekker, Streator, Ill, 61364

I have such fun memories of Rob, both as 1970 class members, and then at S.I.U. When I think of him, it will always be with a smile. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Patti (Smith) Trainor, Leesburg, Florida, 34748

I am so sorry for your loss. Rob is gone much too soon. Please accept my condolences.

Andrea Bednar, , ,

Dear Crego family, I am so deeply saddened to hear that Rob has passed away. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I know he was a cherished brother,brother in law and uncle and likewise, he was very proud of his Crego family. He was a man with a very big heart and a personality to match. He touched our lives (Jacky and Kelly also) and will never be forgotten. May he rest in peace. Bev Miller, Louisville, Ky

Beverly Miller, Louisville, Kentucky , 40220


1 Comment on Robert Crego

Joe Klest said : Guest Report Feb 03, 2019 at 7:23 AM

Rob was the most compassionate person I ever knew. His compassion is missed on this earth

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