DeKALB – Robert J. Hunyard, 94, of DeKalb, Illinois, died Friday, May 30, 2014, at DeKalb County Rehab and Nursing Center, DeKalb.|
Born July 17, 1919, in Chicago, the son of John and Martha Hunyard, Bob married Ruby V. Johnson Dec. 8, 1945, at the Congregational Church in Downers Grove, Illinois.
Bob was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during WWII. Bob was a graduate of Lake Forest College. He received his master's and doctorate degrees from the University of Indiana. Bob was a professor and the director of Audio Visual Communication Services at Northern Illinois University until his retirement. He was a city of DeKalb alderman, a member of First United Methodist Church, DeKalb, Ducks Unlimited, and Pheasants Forever. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved to tie his own flies. He also enjoyed woodworking.
He is survived by his sons, Mark (Laura) Hunyard and Jeffrey Hunyard, both of DeKalb; one granddaughter, Rachel (Doug) Farley, of DeKalb; three great-grandchildren, Niya, Parker, Griffin; one sister, Helen James, of Downers Grove; and two nieces.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby, in 2010.
The funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb, with full military honors by DeKalb American Legion, AmVets and VFW Honor Guard following the service. Burial will be Thursday, June 5 at Clarendon Hills Cemetery, Darien, Illinois.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at the time of services Wednesday, June 4, at Anderson Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Robert J. Hunyard Memorial Fund, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115.
For information, visit www.andersonfuneralhomeltd.com or call 815-756-1022.
Published in Daily Chronicle on June 2, 2014