Robert "Bob" H. Gummerus

June 28, 1957 - January 9, 2020



Robert “Bob” H. Gummerus, 62, of Loves Park, IL, died peacefully, January 9, 2020 in Belvidere, IL. Born June 28, 1957 in Neenah, Wisconsin to Sven and Jane Gummerus. He graduated from Belvidere High School in 1975 and had a long career at Elgiloy in the Specialty Metals department. He also worked many years as a Greenlee Operator at Barber Coleman. He started his career at the Belvedere Company.

Bob loved to fish including his trips to the Gulf of Mexico for salt water fishing. He was a lifelong Green Bay Packers fan! Bob enjoyed working on his many cars and enjoyed estate sales. He particularly loved Volkswagens and won many awards at car shows for his VW van. He was also a member of the Stateline Volks Folks.

He will be deeply missed by his beloved siblings, John (Sue) Gummerus of Dayton, Ohio, Sue Gummerus of Rockford, Richard (Vickey) Gummerus of Belvidere, Karen Ethington of Mequon, Wisconsin, and Tom (Jennifer) Gummerus of Belvidere; and dear uncle of numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and grandparents.

A memorial gathering with friends and family will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL, 61008. To light a candle or write a condolence, please visit

Service Schedule

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008


A memorial gathering with friends and family will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL, 61008.

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My deepest condolences to all of you, John, Sue, Richard, Karen and Tom. From your second cousin Eivor in Turku , Finland

Eivor Konttinen (Gummerus) 2020-07-12T10:32:51

I just found out that Bob passed in Jan. My condolences for the family. Rest in Peace my friend!

Jeana (Rondone) Phillips 2020-04-06T09:00:24

I Trained Bob for his 1st Paper Route We we’re always Great Friends After That I’m so Thankful we Met in our walk in life Thankyou Jesus for Bob RIP see ya on the other Side

Craig Huber 2020-01-15T08:56:11

I’m glad I knew you for so many years Bob. Rest In Peace. You will be dearly missed. VW Heaven.

Ralph Hatcher 2020-01-14T00:23:31

I am sorry to find out about Bob’s passing. My condolences to the family. I spent many good times with Bob during the past 50 years. I will continue to have memories of Bob every time I see a classic vintage VW, a classic vintage bicycle, the Packers on TV and fish jumping in the Salish Sea.

Dan Schurr 2020-01-13T13:10:32

I’m very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. We were neighbors for many years when the kids were in school. Prayers to all the family.

Margaret Schultz 2020-01-13T10:45:05

We are so sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. We are thinking of the Gummerus Family during this difficult time. Prayers…

The Loofboro Family
(Jarret, Heidi, Eli, & Savannah)

Jarret Loofboro 2020-01-11T23:53:35

My sincete condolences extended to the Gummerus family on Bob’s passing.
I can pray that The Lord will provide comfort to all affected.
Richard, I know what losing a brother is like. I imagine it would be even harder to lose yout twin brother. You will remain in my prayers. My love to you and Vickey.

Les Loofboro 2020-01-11T19:43:51

Rest in Peace. You were a Good Man.

Daniel Montelebre 2020-01-11T15:19:38

Rest in peace Bobby. We miss you already. 🙏🏻♥️

Jennifer 2020-01-11T13:03:24

My condolences to the family. Many fond memories of Bob, back in the day. May you Rest In Peace my forever friend 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Lara Fritz-Miller 2020-01-11T09:32:05

Will always remember you, Bobby!
You were a kind and gentle soul.

Karen 2020-01-11T09:30:59

I really enjoyed knowing you Bob! You left so many great memories behind that will continue to inspire so many. Praying God will comfort and care for family and friends of this remarkable guy!
Every time I see an old Volkswagen I thought of you. The legacy will live on.

Judy Follis 2020-01-11T06:01:30

We will miss you Bob

Rich and Vickey 2020-01-10T23:57:05

Rest in peace Bob

Tom 2020-01-10T22:59:46


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