ROBERT D. 'BOB' BUTZOW, 75 MARENGO - Robert D. "Bob" Butzow, 75, of Marengo, passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident in Boone County. Born Aug. 27, 1937, in Sycamore; the son of John and Dorothy (Dick) Butzow. 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. 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 currently was a member of Marengo Masonic Lodge #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 and Rebekah, and Annika and Alexa; sister, Susan Goldberg; brothers-in-law, Henry Wilson and Elmer Axberg; and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents; brother, Ernest; sister-in-law, Juanita Axberg; and brother-in-law, Dr. I. Lawrence "Larry" Goldberg. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in Elim Baptist Church, 5500 Newburg Road, with the Rev. Larry Pauley officiating. Visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, in Olson Funeral & Cremation Services Ltd., Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 Second Ave.; with a Masonic service at 7 p.m. Visitation also from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday in the church. Memorials may be made to OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center Cardiac Unit, 5666 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61108; or to Elim Baptist Church; or in care of the family for a memorial to be established later. To share a memory or condolence, olsonfh.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Feb. 6 to Feb. 7, 2013