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Robert F. Courtney

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Robert F. Courtney Obituary
Robert F. Courtney

Born: June 20, 1923; in Aurora, IL

Died: March 8, 2018; in DeKalb, IL

Robert F. Courtney, 94, lifelong resident of DeKalb, died Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Kishwaukee Hospital.

He was born June 20, 1923 in Aurora, IL and was the son of Thomas E. and Helen (Diedrich) Courtney. Robert graduated from DeKalb High School in 1942. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church where he married his wife, Vivian R. Bjelk on April 3, 1948 and who preceded him in death 72 hours before him on March 5, 2018. He was a former member of the Elks Lodge #765 in DeKalb. He worked for Northern Illinois Finance Corporation as a loan officer for 20 years and National Bank and Trust for 25 years as a loan officer.

He is survived by his children, Jan Courtney of DeKalb, Michael (Brenda) Courtney of Sycamore, Patrick Courtney of DeKalb, Noell (Wayne) Dust of Rockford and Jennifer Courtney of DeKalb; 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Vivian; grandson, Matthew John Williams; brothers, Thomas Earl, Thomas Edward and Richard Courtney; and sisters, Margaret Courtney and Joanne (John) Quinlan.

Memorial Service will be held on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 11:00am at First Lutheran Church in DeKalb with Pastor Janet Hunt officiating. Burial will be immediately following the service at Fairview Park Cemetery in DeKalb. Visitation will be held on Sunday March 18, 2018 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Finch Funeral Home in DeKalb. Cremation was handled by Finch Crematory.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the family to be established at a later date.

Arrangements were entrusted to Finch Funeral Home 310 Oak St. DeKalb, IL 60115 815-758-3841.
Published in Daily-Chronicle on Mar. 10, 2018
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