Robert Dean Liles of Sun City West, Arizona, a son of Jay and Opal F. (Hazen) Liles, was born July 22, 1932 in Thayer, Iowa. He departed this life on March 4, 2011 in Surprise, Arizona. On July 22, 1955, he married Anne Louise Jackson in Bedford, Iowa. To this union were born two children, Catherine Ann San Pablo of Overland Park, Kansas and Curtis Dean Liles of Champaign, Illinois.
He is survived by his wife, Anne; daughter, Catherine and husband William; son, Curtis and wife Paula; six grandchildren, Stephen, Michelle, Benjamin, Sara, Timothy and Caitlyn; brother, Ronald Jay Liles of Des Moines, Iowa; three sisters, Lorraine Reasoner of Mount Ayr, Iowa, June Rinehart of Mount Ayr, Iowa and Iola Wernli of Perry, Iowa, and sister-in-law, Shirley Liles of Norwalk, Iowa.
Preceding him in death were his parents; sister, Myrtelle, and brothers, Hazen and George Liles.
He was a U.S. army veteran of the Korean War and was active in Veteran Organizations and Freemasonry. He was a past commander of McLean County Chapter No. 60 Disabled American Veterans and a member of American Legion Post 56 and Am Vets Post 270, all of Bloomington, Illinois. Masonic affiliations were Past Master of Arts and Crafts Lodge No. 1017, A.F. and A.M. of Illinois, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Bloomington, Past High Priest of Bloomington Chapter No. 26, R.A.M., Past Illustrious Master Bloomington Council No. 43, C.M. and Past Commander of DeMolay Commandery No. 24, K.T., all of Bloomington, Illinois; Illinois Past Commanders Association, Central Illinois York Rite College No. 42, The Philaethes Society, Illinois Lodge of Research, Mohammed Temple A.A.O.N.N.S. of Peoria, Illinois; McLean County Shrine Club, Bloomington, Illinois; Earl of Torell Council No. 24, Knight Masons of the USA, Springfield, Illinois, and Felicity Chapter No. 387, O.E.S. of Normal, Illinois.
Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Children’s Hospitals.
Services are entrusted to Sunland Memorial Park and Mortuary. www.sunlandmemorial.com