Rev. Robert B. Einhouse, Jr., 77, of Springfield, died at 6:40 a.m. on Thursday, November 24, 2022.
Robert was born June 7, 1945, in Redwood City, CA, the son of Robert B. Sr. and Phyllis Johnson Einhouse. He grew up in California but moved to Illinois in 1974 and it claimed his heart. Robert met his wife, Nancy K. Collison, on an Amtrak train in 1972 and they married in 1974 after meeting two years prior to the day. She preceded him in death on January 7, 2012.
Robert earned his Master of Divinity at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL. He was an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church, having served in Central Illinois for over 30 years. Robert donated many hours of his life to the Lion’s Club, Shriners, Meals on Wheels, and many other philanthropic endeavors. He was a railroad enthusiast and enjoyed playing strategy games.
He was also preceded in death by his parents.
Robert is survived by his daughters, Jolene (Michael) Stephens of Springfield and Robin Walden of Jacksonville; grandchildren, Ellieana and Ridley Walden and Lucy and Iris Stephens; brother, Eric (Sylvia) Einhouse of Florence, AZ; niece, Jamie (Brian) Sparks; nephews, Jason (Sara) Zahnd and Conrad (Chelsea) Collison; and several cousins.
Cremation was provided by Lincoln Land Cremation Society.
The family will host a Celebration of Life on Saturday, December 10, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 6439 Canadian Cross Dr., Springfield, IL 62711.
Inurnment will be at Roselawn Memorial Park at a later date.