Robert "Shorty" Fields

June 22, 1944 ~ October 20, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old

Robert "Shorty" Fields Obituary

Funeral services for Robert C. “Shorty” Fields, 79, of Moline, IL, will be 10 AM Wednesday October 25, 2023, at the Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline, IL. Burial will be in Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Visitation will be 4-7 PM Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at the funeral home. Mr Fields passed away Friday, October 20, 2023, at his home.

Shorty was born June 22, 1944, in Nettie, WV, the son of Henry R. and Lottie G. Cutlip Fields. He married Rose Burnett September 17, 1966, in Moline, IL. He retired from John Deere Harvester, East Moline, in 2005. He was a member of the Rock Island Eagles and UAW Local 865.

If you knew Shorty you knew that he mostly enjoyed his Busch Lights, and hearing his great grandkids calling him GG. Shorty was the man that everyone called when they needed help with anything, and he’d show up with a smile on his face and a Busch Light in hand. Shorty was an avid golfer with his closest friends; Ron Higgerson, Stephen Harper, and Rick Westerlund.

He will definitely be loved and missed by many.


Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Rose Fields, Moline; children, Roxanna (Michael) Burns, Davenport, IA, Rachel Streeter, Lynn Center, IL, Roben (Larry) Campbell, Rock Island, and Robert (Nicole) Fields, Fort Payne, AL; 20 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; 5 great great grandchildren; and 7 siblings.


He was preceded in death by his parents, 7 siblings; and his mother-in-law, Alberta Brown.


Memorials may be made to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.


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October 24, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Van Hoe Funeral Home
1500 6th Street
East Moline, IL 61244

Funeral Service
October 25, 2023

10:00 AM
Van Hoe Funeral Home
1500 6th Street
East Moline, IL 61244


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