Gilbert L. Robertson
Gilbert "Gib" L. Robertson, age 81, of Thomson, IL, passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City, IA. A Funeral Mass will be held 12:30 p.m., Saturday, January 18, 2020 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Visitation will occur from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. prior to the service at Law-Jones Funeral Home. Family and friends are encouraged to share in Gib's life at
Gib was born August 8, 1938 in Thomson, IL, the son of Gilbert W. and Trilby (Kauffman) Robertson. He attended Savanna schools, Graduating from Savanna High School with the class of 1956. Two years later, on May 17, 1958, Gib married Mary Lou Johnson at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Savanna, IL. The couple had four children together; Mark, Mona, Mike and Melody.
Soon after high school, Gib went to work for the Milwaukee Railroad; to which he dedicated 25 years. He followed that with a stint with Eaton Corp, then ultimately finished his working life at Lynnwood Links Golf Course. He enjoyed yard work and loved watching and feeding squirrels, as well as working on house up-keep. Gib was a family man in the truest sense. He took great pride in his home and his family, spending much of his free time attending to both. He took an active role in his children's lives and transitioned perfectly into being a loving grandfather. But most of all, he centered his life around his wife. We can all smile, knowing that Gib has been reunited with his love, Mary.
Gib will be dearly missed by his four children, Mark (Wendy) Robertson, of Rochester Hills Michigan, Mona (Kevin) Coyle, of Dixon, IL, Mike (Tammy) Robertson, of Savanna, IL, and Melody Conner, of Fulton, IL; 11 grandchildren, Lindsay, Alex, Ashley, Marla, Daniel, Amber, Danae, Amanda, Kayla, Billie, and Will; 11 great-grandchildren; and many extended family members and friends.
Gib is preceded in death by his wife, Mary; parents, Gilbert and Trilby; brother, Donald Robertson; and granddaughter, Mary Jo Conner.
Published on January 16, 2020


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Tim Waidelich
Jan 21, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss.
Cheryl Schofield
Jan 18, 2020
Uncle Gibby was a loving man who holds a special place in my heart. Every birthday I knew I would b getting a call from him. I will truly miss him.
Kerry Parker Kuhl
Jan 17, 2020
Mona I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. I am hoping to make it tomorrow, but the weather is not looking good. Know I am there for you, if i can't make it. ❤