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Robert Franklin Cronkite


Robert Franklin Cronkrite, 80, of Elizabethtown, IL died Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at Rosiclare Rehab and Health Care Center. Robert had a 40 plus year career as a Local 597 Pipefitter and retired in 2000.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Carole Johnson Cronkrite; son, Marc (Amanda) Cronkrite; daughter, Vicki (Billy) Vogt; grandchildren, Cassie Van Tassle, Karianne Craig, Caitlyn Cronkrite, John Donisch, Shane Vogt, Lauren Cronkrite and Vivian Cronkrite; great-grandchildren, Elaina, Kivlin and Lilly Van Tassle, Evelyn and Elsie Craig, Kyler and Paylee Hill, Johnnie, Makenna and Callie Donisch and Violet Vogt; aunt, Veldene Riggs; brother, Larry Gustin; and numerous nieces. nephews and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his father, George W. Cronkrite; step-father, Roy Austin; mother, Nina Riggs Cronkrite Austin; sisters, Betty, Winnie and Janice; and brother, Bill.
Memorial services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, June 1, 2019 at the Rosiclare United Methodist Church with Rev. Roger Russell officiating.


  1. Billy D. Patton on May 29, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    Prayers for the Family.

  2. Antoinette Smith-Mau on May 30, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    Dear Carol and Family, Jack and I are so sorry to have learned Uncle Bob’s passing. So glad he was able to join us last year over the Labor Day weekend. We will cherish our memories made with him. Much Love to you and the family.

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