Robert Jackson McIlrath

March 22, 1980 ~ August 20, 2018 (age 38)

Robert Jackson McIlrath, 38, of Cary, IL, passed away on August 20, 2018.

Rob was born March 22nd  in Waterloo, Iowa to Laurie (Smith) Johnson and Randy McIlrath. Rob loved his family with his whole heart; his wife Haley, his children Addie & Oliver, parents, parent-in-laws, brother, sister, nieces, nephews, and all his extended family.  He loved to refer to his friends as “brother”.  Rob never met a person he didn’t immediately build a relationship with. He has loved the Chicago Cubs since he was old enough to know baseball and he never faltered and remained a dedicated fan! What a joy when they won the World Series. Rob also loved Harley Davidson bikes and was blessed to work at 2 great Harley Davidson franchises.  He even restored a 1980 Ironhead Sportster.

Rob was preceded in death by his grandfather, Vernon Smith; his sister, Heather Johnson-Schmidt; Grandparents: Gerald & Jan Johnson; and Grandmother, Helen McIlrath. He is survived by his wife, Haley; children: Addison & Oliver; parents, Laurie & Mike Johnson; father, Randy McIlrath; brother, Monti Johnson (Marisa); nephews, Tristan Johnson, Tyler Schmidt and Julian Adolphs; niece, Jordan Schmidt; Grandma, Bev Smith; parent in-laws, Jeff & Sherry Welch; brother-in-law, Garrett Welch; sister-in-law, Kristi Welch; and many, many aunts, uncles, cousins, “honorary brothers”, and friends.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, August 26, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Longview Funeral Home, 12700 S Raytown Rd, Kansas City, MO. Funeral services will be held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1800 MO-150 Hwy, Lee’s Summit, MO on Monday August 27, 2018 at 11 a.m., with a second visitation beginning there at 9:30 a.m.  A private family inurnment will follow at a later date.  In lieu of flowers and in honor of Robert, memorial donations may be made for Addie and Oliver, checks may be made out to “Memorial of Robert McIlrath” and mailed to: Bank of Commerce, 101 W Main St, P.O. Box 538, Chanute, KS 66720.  

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