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iconRobert R. Nelson, 82, of Elmhurst, passed away early Friday morning. Beloved husband for 59 years of Doreen (nee Soukup), proud father of Ronald (Elizabeth) and Kenneth (Julia), grandfather of Heidi, Alicia, and Trevor. Raised in Chicago (Andersonville), attended Amundson H.S. Graduated from the University of Illinois in Urbana (B.S. '53, J.D. '58). Captain USAF Reserve (Ret). Life Member DuPage County Bar Association, former member ISBA and ABA. Life Member Elmhurst Lodge #941 AF&A, Medinah Temple, Scottish Rite, DuPage Shrine Club. Former Alderman (7th Ward), City of Elmhurst, Precinct Committeeman, Member and Chairman DuPage County Sheriff's Merit Commission and President, Illinois Board of Sheriffs Merit Commissions. Member Elmhurst Presbyterian Church, former member St. Peter's U.C.C. A loving father active in all manner of sports (Boy's Football, Little League) and youth activities (Indian Guides, Boy Scouts). A life long Illini fan and member of the U of I Foundation President's Council. Avid Packer Backer (and shareholder), fisherman, and bridge player. In summation before the Highest Court, a long life well led. May he rest his case in eternal peace. A memorial celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday 5/5 at Elmhurst Presbyterian Church, 367 Spring Road, Elmhurst. Donations in his memory to the DuPage County Bar Foundation (126 S. County Farm Rd, Wheaton 60187), the Elmhurst Presbyterian Church, or a charity of the donor's choosing.
Published in Chicago Tribune on Apr. 24, 2013
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