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Robert J. Musick, 81, of Lincoln, died
Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, at 8:50 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in
His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Holy
Family Church in Lincoln, with the Rev. Jeffrey
There is no visitation.
Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Fricke-Calvert-Schrader
Funeral Home in Lincoln.
Mr. Musick was an engineer for the state of
Illinois. He retired in 1985 after 35 years of
employment with the state.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
He was born June 11, 1927, in Lincoln to John
Thomas and Helen Mathein Musick. He married Betty
Pickett in Lincoln on Oct. 10, 1952. She preceded
him in death on Dec. 9, 1989.
He is survived by one son, Robert "Tony" (and
Theresa) Musick of Decatur; two daughters, Pam (and
Darrell) Turner of Atlanta and Donna (and John)
Plummer of Springfield; one sister, Dorothy (and
Stan) Paulis of Lincoln; his former wife and friend,
Joyce Paige of Lincoln; one stepson, Darrell (and
Lorrie) Paige of Lincoln; four grandchildren, Ryan
Plummer of Springfield, Tracy Turner of Champaign,
and Jake and Jenny Musick, both of Decatur; two
stepgrandchildren; a brother-in-law, Wayne Polley of
Lincoln; and many nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by four sisters and
He was a member of Holy Family Church of Lincoln,
where he was an usher for many years. He was also a
member of American Legion Post 263.
Memorials may be made to Carroll School.
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