Robert L. Chester, 89, of Normal, Ill., passed away on Oct. 10, 2009. Bob was born in Gouverneur, N.Y., on Christmas Eve, 1919.
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Bob was an avid golfer, accomplished artist, active volunteer and will be missed by friends and family alike.
When World War II broke out, Bob and his twin brother, Reg, joined the 10th Mountain Division, Special Forces Ski Troops and served in Italy.
He married Jane Fagan from Wyoming, and she preceded him in death in 2000.
Bob worked in the oil business in Wyoming, North Dakota, Montana, and retired in Idaho.
Bob is survived by his twin brother, Reginald of Liverpool, N.Y.; brother, Charles of North Carolina; sons, Jim of Montana, and Doug of Illinois; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial gifts may be made to Normal Township Senior Program Activity Center, 1 Normal Plaza - 1110 Douglas St., Normal, IL 61761; or to the Prairie Air Museum, 2029 E. Empire St., Bloomington, IL 61704.
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Oct. 15, 2009