Obituaries

Robert Andrew Roll

February 4, 1943 - March 19, 2018

Robert Andrew Roll

Obituary

Capron, IL

Robert Andrew Roll, 75, of Capron, IL passed away peacefully, Monday afternoon, March 19, 2018 in Milwaukee, WI after a sudden illness.  Robert was born February 4, 1943 in St. Louis, MO the son of Andrew Herman Roll and Mamie (Brinkmann) Roll.  He married Harriet Ream on March 18, 1967 in Columbia, MO.  He graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia and earned his masters degree from the University of Oregon, Eugene.  After serving our country in the US Army in Viet Nam, Robert went to work as a marketing analyst for US Gypsum, Barber Colman and retiring from Motorola in 2001.  He made his spiritual home at St. John’s United Church of Christ where he was involved in many aspects of church life and leadership, especially church music where he sang in the choir.  Robert was also active in the community with his service to the Lions Club, Masons, American Legion, AARP tax preparation,  and service as an election judge. He was a professional genealogist. Robert had a love of nature that began in the Boy Scout program , where he obtained his Eagle Scout rank.

Robert is loved and will be missed by his wife, Harriet of Capron; children, Elizabeth Jane (Eric) Roll Whitney of Bethel, AK; Rebecca Anne (Kyle) Wallace of Bedford, NH, Sarah Louise (Todd) Isaacs of Urbana, IL; grandchildren, Greta Rose and Elenor Harriet Whitney, Payton Jacob and  Elliot James Wallace, and  Matthew Avery, Amelia Ruth,and  Miranda Louise Isaacs.   Robert is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Mary Jane Esther Wright.

A memorial gathering will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, March 23, 2018 at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 401 N. Main Street, Belvidere, IL with a memorial service at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the church with Rev. Muriel Morley Jahn celebrating.  Military Rites to be honored.  Memorial contributions can be given in care of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Robert’s memory.  Arrangements by Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL.  To share a memory, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com

Service Schedule

Friday, March 23, 2018

A memorial gathering will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, March 23, 2018 at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 401 N. Main Street, Belvidere, IL

Saturday, March 24, 2018

A memorial service at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the church with Rev. Muriel Morley Jahn celebrating.  Military Rites to be honored.

 

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My husband and I just returned Sunday night from Italy visiting our daughter Andrea and her family who live in Lucera, Italy. I just found out about the passing of Robert and have only fond memories of him and Harriet from high school at Norrmandy and of our cruise together with other high school friends several years ago. Harriet, I know you must have wonderful memories of such a pleasant person to be around for so many years. My best to the whole family.

Stephanie Taylor Bau 2018-03-30T15:36:00

Very sorry for your loss. Prayers for Harriet, the girls and their families.

Duane Anderson 2018-03-24T20:10:20

We are so sorry that we were unable to attend Roberts funeral. Our prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. God bless🙏

Guenter and Linda Wohlfarth & Eric Saue 2018-03-24T09:50:45

Dear Roll family, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved spouse, father and grandfather. I have heard through the years how Bob enjoyed having good time, was always willing to help on projects and that he cherished his family. I am thinking of you all at this time, and know that he felt very supported and loved by his wife, his family of girls and their families. Laura Whitney

Laura Whitney 2018-03-23T17:35:04

I’m so sorry to hear of this. I didn’t know Robert very well, but I wanted to get to know him better — he was so friendly, interesting, and knowledgeable. My condolences go out to his family and everyone he touched with his life.

Wendy Guler 2018-03-23T08:38:03

So sorry for your loss Harriet.

Sam & Janna Wyant 2018-03-21T21:33:22

Remembering Bob from “Past Years”.
Sending sympathy and prayers to
“The Family”.
Peggy Fair

Peggy Fair 2018-03-21T19:44:45

I got to know Brother Bob thru our many years of Mansonic service at Capron Mansonic lodge. Hard worker, always ready to do what needed to be done. To the family, sorry for your loss.

Allan johnson 2018-03-21T12:06:47

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