MARENGO – Robert D. "Bob" Butzow, 75, of Marengo, passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident in Boone County. |
He was born Aug. 27, 1937, in Sycamore, the son of John and Dorothy (Dick) Butzow. He was a graduate of Drake University College of Pharmacy. He married Sally Wilson on Oct. 26, 1963, in Elim Baptist Church.
Bob owned and operated Shearer Pharmacy in Marengo for 29 years. He worked for Madden Pharmacy, Rockford; Doc's Drugs, Rochelle; and retired from Elgin Mental Health Center Pharmacy, Elgin. He attended Elim Baptist Church.
He was a charter member of Marengo/Union Rotary Club and Marengo/Union Chamber of Commerce. Bob was a former member of Marengo Zoning Board of Appeals, McHenry County Mental Health Center and Genoa State Bank board. He was a member of Marengo Masonic Lodge No. 138, Calvary Commandery and was 3rd Northern District Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Illinois.
He is survived by his wife, Sally; sons, John (Sherry) Butzow of Marengo and Mark (Sheila) Butzow of Janesville, Wis.; grandchildren, Andrew, Hannah, Sarah, Rebekah, Annika and Alexa; sister, Susan Goldberg; brothers-in-law, Henry Wilson and Elmer Axberg; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ernest; and sister-in-law, Juanita Axberg.
The visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 Second Ave., Rockford. The visitation will continue from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Elim Baptist Church, 5500 Newburg Road, Rockford. The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Larry Pauley officiating.
Memorials may be made to OSF St. Anthony Medical Center Cardiac Unit, 5666 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61108; to Elim Baptist Church; or in care of the family for a memorial to be established later. To share a memory or condolence, visit olsonfh.com.
For information, call the funeral home at 815-963-6521.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Feb. 6, 2013