PEORIA - Robert Fredrick Lindberg, age 72, of Peoria passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2013, at his residence in Peoria.
Robert was born Jan. 2, 1941, in Warren, Pa., to Carl L. and Leah (Henderson) Lindberg. He married Lila K. (Parkhill) Kellogg on Nov. 21, 1992, at First English Lutheran Church in Peoria. He was previously married to Barbara Lindberg.
Robert is survived by his wife, Lila; his children, Andrew (Linda) Lindberg of Table Grove, Ill., James (Shawna) Lindberg of Maryland and Katherine (Darren) Mathus of Peoria, Ill.; his stepdaughter-in-law, Sheryl Kellogg of Hanna City, Ill.; six grandchildren, Annabelle, William, Miranda, Lily, Kyra and Vivian; two brothers, Thomas (Elaine) Lindberg of Akron, Ohio, and John Lindberg of Warren, Pa.; and two sisters-in-law, Jeanie Lindberg of Athens, Ga., and Sue Lindberg of California, Pa.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Stan and Dave Lindberg; and his stepson, William Wes Kellogg.
Robert received his BA degree from Marietta College in 1962, his MA degree from Ohio University in 1964 and his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 1971, with a degree in Audiology, Speech Pathology and Speech Science as well as Rehabilitation Counseling.
He worked for the Department of Audiology, Eye and Ear Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pa., from 1964 to 1968. He then became the assistant professor of (Audiology) at Bradley University from 1971 to 1977. Robert then worked for Methodist Hospital as an audiologist before opening his own practice, the Central Illinois Hearing Centers, serving in Peoria, Bloomington, Macomb and Canton.
Robert was a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association, the Illinois Speech and Hearing Association as well as the Task Force, By-Law and Budget Committees, the Peoria Area Speech and Hearing Association serving as president, vice president and chairman of the Professional Standard Committee.
Robert had several published papers, grants and publications.
Robert was a member of First English Lutheran Church in Peoria. He was a 33rd-Degree Mason with the Masonic Lodge, and was a member of the York Rite Bodies and the Scottish Rite. He was very active in the Boy Scouts of America.
Robert enjoyed golfing, bowling and reading but most of all he loved spending time with his family. Robert also was very sociable and he never met a stranger.
Cremation rites will be accorded and a memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 16, at First English Lutheran Church in Peoria. The Rev. Dr. James Lillie will be officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church.
Online condolences may be made through www.hurd-familyfunerals.com.