Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois

Robert Fluent

Robert T. Fluent, age 78, of Quincy, died on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 7:25 p.m. in Blessing Hospital.

Robert Fluent | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home - Quincy, ILRobert was born August 4, 1937 in Charles City, Iowa, the son of Wayne and Myrtle Damro Fluent. He married Sandra Y. Keylor on July 19, 1975 in Quincy. She survives.

Robert moved to Quincy in 1966, where he worked in Human Resource at the Harris Corporation. Later Robert and Sandra owned Adecco Employment Services area franchises.

Robert was a member of St. John’s Cathedral, Anglican Church in America, serving in several capacities at national, diocesan and parish levels. He served more than 30 years on the board of directors of Network Knowledge mostly as an officer and three terms as chair.

In addition to his wife, Robert is survived by a son, Robert T. (Lisa) Fluent, Jr. of Cedar Rapids, IA; three grandchildren, Anna, Claire, and Mara Fluent; a brother, Wayne Fluent of Traverse City, MI; four nieces and nephews and two great nephews.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Cheryl Thompson.

Services: 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at St. John’s Cathedral, with Bishop Stephen Strawn officiating.

Inurnment: St. John’s Cathedral Columbarium

Visitation: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home

Memorials: St. John’s Cathedral or Network Knowledge


Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.

  1. Dear Sandy, I’m very sorry that Bob has passed away. I remember him with his ever-ready friendly smile. He was quite the good guy. You both are in our prayers. God bless you and your family. Kirk and Liz McReynolds

  2. In both my personal and professional life, I often say to myself,” What would Bob Do”. A great friend and one of the strongest leaders I have ever worked with. (Network Knowledge) God’s blessing on Bob and my most sincere condolences to his family. But it is I who have been blessed to know him.
    Keith B.

  3. Dear Sandy.

    How very fortunate Jim and I were to meet you and Bob during our cruise to Alaska. Icing on the cake was to find out you had a timeshare were we call home, Hilton Head Island, SC. The last few years sharing lunches and dinners on the Island will always be cherished memories. We so admired Bob’s intellect and wit, and of course the company of his lovely wife.

    No eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man conceived, what God has prepared for those who love Him. 1 Corinthians 2:9

  4. Sandy – Ron and I were so sorry to hear about Bob’s passing and know how very much you will miss his bubbly personality and friendship very much…..we will too. We all had many, many good times ….. we will call you soon.
    Love, Audrey and Ron Chapman

  5. We at Network Knowledge were so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was one of the founders of CONVOCOM (now Network Knowledge), and served on our Board of Directors with inspiration and wisdom for over 30 years. He will be greatly and sadly missed.

  6. Dear Sandy,

    I was shocked to read about Bob, particularly passing the day before his birthday. When going back to Quincy, I often reflect on the fun times we all (HR personnel) had on the Mississippi River for full moon parties with the Bybees, and how my Harris career began working in Product Marketing only to be followed by working in Personnel. I will always remember Bob for his professionalism and having worked for him as his Admin. May fond memories comfort you and your family during this time of grief. May God Bless you and yours.

    Angie Dixon-Dick (Palm Bay, FL)

  7. My heartfelt condolences to you, Sandy, and your family. Bob was a special guy and I’ll always remember for being the one to hire me at Gates/Harris. Your faith in God will help you through this sad time.

  8. On behalf of the College of Bishops of the international Traditional Anglican Communion (TAC) we
    extend our condolences and prayers for Sandy as well as the rest of the family. May Robert’s soul and all the souls of the faithfully departed rest in peace and may light perpetual shine upon him.

  9. Dear Sandy and Family,
    I am so sorry to read about Bob. He was a pillar of St. John’s.
    I am sure he will be missed by a host of people in Quincy.
    May God Bless you and carry you through the coming days.
    Much Love,

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