BELVIDERE – Robert A. Korslin, 90, of Belvidere and formerly of Woodstock, passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at his home in Belvidere, surrounded by his loving family.|
He was born in Rosholt, Wis., on Sept. 12, 1922, to Oscar H. and Ella F. (Schlenvoght) Korslin.
Robert was a World War II veteran. He served in the United States Navy from May 1943 to March 1946, achieving the rank of Aerographer's Mate 3rd Class. He was always very proud of his military service to our country.
He married Virginia M. Miller on Aug. 23, 1947, in Waukegan. He was a farmer at heart and together they raised their four children on their dairy farm in Harvard. Later he worked as a machinist. He also was a real estate salesman for many years.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, the Pure Milk Association and a charter member of the Woodstock VFW Post 5040. He enjoyed reviewing newspapers and writing editorials, as well as being sort of a political activist.
Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his loving family.
He is survived by his four children, Pamela (Ronald) Teuscher of Tucson, Ariz., Kathleen Arnett of Belvidere, William Korslin of Harvard and Roberta (Joe) McCarthy of Woodstock; 15 grandchildren, Kirk, Kara, Robert, Jayson (Sharro), Michael (Lesley), Michelle, Eric, Kim (Jamie), Tracy (Scott), William (Julie), Megan (Chris), Kathryn (Travis), Erin (Bryan), Kevin and Mary; 20 great-grandchildren, Ashley, Bo, Shayna, Brooke, Katelyn, Alexandra, Josilynn, Kendall, Paige, Timothy, Andrew, Joshua, Adrienne, Quinn, Kyle, Connor, Emma, Owen, Jackson and Benjamin, and a 21st, Olivia, is on the way; two great-great-grandchildren, Isabella and Harlow; two brothers, Oscar Korslin and Harold (Nancy) Korslin; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Virginia M. Korslin; and two sisters, Emma and Dorothy.
All services will be private.
The family would like to thank Heartland Hospice for granting his wish to stay home for the duration of his illness.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice, 6885 Vistagreen Way, Rockford, IL 61107; or to Hospice of Northeastern Illinois, 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010.
For information, call Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home at 815-338-1710.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Feb. 13, 2013