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Robert Lee Narvick


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Robert Lee Narvick

Born: March 10, 1943; in Morris, IL

Died: August 13, 2018; in Morris, IL

Robert Lee Narvick, 75, of Morris, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 13, 2018, at Morris Hospital.

Born March 10, 1943 in Morris, he was the son of the late Alvin and Lillian Narvick.

Raised and educated in Morris, Bob graduated from Morris High School with the Class of 1961. He furthered his education at Bradley University, earning a degree in Building Construction and Architectural Drawing.

After graduation he began his career teaching Industrial Arts in Franklin Grove where he met Carol, his wife, at a new teachers' dinner. They were married on February 12, 1966. A few years later, they moved back to Morris and Bob taught at Gardner-South Wilmington High School until he joined his father and brother, Art, in the family business known as Narvick Brothers Lumber Company. Later in life, Bob's nephew, Barry, became his partner at Narvick Brothers.

Bob was the builder, owner, and manager of Narvick Apartments. Bob made a great impact on his community, constructing many businesses and homes in our community. He was an avid supporter and board member of Easter Seals, the Grundy Bank Building Corporation, and former member of the Morris Planning Commission, the Grundy Economic Development Council, and Grundy Livingston Kankakee Workforce Investment Board.

He is survived by his spouse, Carol; daughter, Susie (George) Graff of Morris; son, Greg (Danielle) Narvick of Danville, CA; six grandchildren, Lauren, Kirsten and Jack Galloway and Kendal, Trevor and Tommy Narvick; sister, Lois (Dan) Stattenfield; brother-in-law, Wayne (Belinda) Herndon, and 10 nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents and brother and sister-in-law, Arthur and Leona Narvick.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, August 16, 2018 at the U.C. Davis-Callahan Funeral Home. Enhanced video tributes will be played during the visitation. A Celebration of Bob's Life will be at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m., Friday, August 17, 2018, officiated by Pastor Patrick Lohse of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Bob's name may be made to our local Joliet Easter Seals, located at 212 Barney Drive, Joliet, Illinois 60435.

Arrangements have been entrusted with U.C. Davis-Callahan Funeral Home, 301 W. Washington Street, Morris, IL. For further information visit the website at www.ucdaviscallahan.com or contact the funeral home at 815-942-0084. Online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting the website.
Published in Morris Herald-News on Aug. 14, 2018
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