Mr. Kalert was a welder and retired from Towers Fire Apparatus after 40 years of service. He also served in the U.S. Army Reserves for 8 years. Robert was a member of Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.
He was preceded in death by his son, Gene Allan Kalert; his parents, Joseph and Margaret, nee Adams, Kalert; a grandson, Matthew Orlet; a great-granddaughter, Hallie Orlet; and a brother-in-law, Richard Inman.
Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Joan M., nee Bono, Kalert; three children, Mary, nee Kalert, (Steve) Gomez; Dawn, nee Kalert, (Tim) Orlet; and Robert II (Karen) Kalert; seven grandchildren, Garrett Gomez, Danielle Gomez, Timmy Orlet, Ashley Gomez, Michael Gomez, Travis Skiles, and William Thayer; three great-grandchildren, Victoria Gomez, Kole Gomez, and Emma Orlet; a sister, Mary Jo Inman; and two brothers, Rev. David Kalert, OMI, and Richard (Vickey) Kalert.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Funeral: A celebration of life will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, July 1, 2022, at St. Paul United Church of Christ, Floraville, IL.
According to Robert’s wishes, cremation services were held.