ROBERT 'BOB' L. PEDERSEN, 97 ROCKFORD - Robert 'Bob' L. Pedersen, 97, of Rockford passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, in Rosewood Care Center. Robert was born Aug. 12, 1915, in Rockford, son of Lavard and Erna (Christensen) Pedersen. He married his loving wife, Pearl Hartsing on Aug. 26, 1939. She passed away February 1992. He graduated from Lane Tech in Chicago and worked for Union Special Corp., for more than 45 years. He was a Boy Scout master in Huntley for many years. He enjoyed roller skating with his family and volunteering his time at the Center for Sight & Hearing. He delivered flowers in Rockford for the Dower House and Bouquets by Sue Ann. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle. Bob and his sister spent a lot of time together after their spouses passed away. They were blessed to have the time together, sharing fun times and laughter. Survivors include daughter, Phyllis Campbell; grandsons, Tim (Gina) Campbell and Tom (Jamie) Campbell; great-grandchildren, Lee Ann, Brooke, Zachary and Brendon; nephew, Dennis (Mary) Schmidt; great- nieces, Sheila (Craig) Carey and Kelly (Tyler Erlandson) Creger; and great-great- nephew, Colin Carey. Predeceased also by parents and sister, Alice J. Johnson. The family would like to express their appreciation and gratitude to the nursing staff at Rosewood Care Center for the wonderful care given to Robert. At Bob's request, no services will be held. Memorials may be directed to the family. Cremation Society of Illinois assisted the family. To extend condolences go to Cremation-Society.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Jan. 13 to Jan. 14, 2013