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Robert E. Swanson

October 23, 1950 - March 25, 2019

Robert E. Swanson

Obituary

Robert E. Swanson, 68, passed away peacefully on March 25, 2019 in Glenview, Illinois. Born on October 23, 1950 to Robert and Hulda “Alice” (DeJarnatt) Swanson in Belvidere, Illinois. He married his loving wife, Lore (Pillar) Swanson, on June 26, 2010 in Schaumburg, Illinois. He worked for Eagle as a meat cutter for many years. More recently, he delivered supplies for Ferguson Plumbing and then worked for Trinity International University and Judson University. Previously, he was a Boy Scout Leader for Troop 121.
Robert loved spending time with his family, he enjoyed watching the Chicago Cubs, and he thoroughly enjoyed helping people.
Robert is loved and will be missed by his wife; his children, Kimberly (Lyle) Severson, Richard (Lisa) Swanson, Holly (Chad) Wiese, and Bradley (Gabrielle) Swanson; his sister, Brenda (Jerry) Peck; his 8 grandchildren, Trenton, Taylor, Preston, Elizabeth, Corbin, Brinley, Miah, and Bryant; his sister-in-law, Sandy Pillar; brother-in-law, David (Melanie) Pillar; his niece and nephews, Jack and Charlie Pillar and Juli and Will Peck; and his mother and father-in-law, Paul and Judy Pillar.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and three sisters.
A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on, April 1, 2019 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, Illinois, 61008. A funeral ceremony will be at 11:00 a.m. on April 1, 2019, at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services. Burial will take place in Belvidere Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made to NorthShore University Health System Foundation, Kellogg Cancer Center Research, 1033 University Place, Suite 450, Evanston, IL, 60201, or online at foundation.northshore.org/donate. The family encourages all to wear Cubs gear. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

Service Schedule

Monday, April 1, 2019
10:00 am - 10:45 am

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on, April 1, 2019 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services.

Monday, April 1, 2019
11:00 am

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

A funeral ceremony will be at 11:00 a.m. on April 1, 2019, at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services.

Belvidere Cemetery

Burial will take place in Belvidere Cemetery.

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I am so thankful that I had the opertunity to work along side Bob at TIU and enjoy adventures to down town Chicago to watch the Cubs kick some butt! I am so greatful to have known someone with such a sweet and kind spirit!

Morgan Seweryn 2019-03-31T21:33:29

I’m so glad I got to met and know you at Judson Bob, you were a hard worker and always there to help me and others. When you left Judson I was so saddened, I missed our talks and our laughs and our cries! Until we meet again my friend….RIP Bob

Debbie Rohrbacher 2019-03-31T14:46:22

Charlie and I are so thankful we got to know Bob at TIU. He was a stellar employee and always willing to do anything asked of him. No doubt he is serving in heaven the same way he did here. Grateful to say we will see you again. Lore you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Linda Poppert 2019-03-31T10:03:29

Will miss you-so very much on my next visit. Missing my wine buddy. Thank you for being such a wonderful husband to Lore. You truly will be missed.

Carol Rachal

Aunt Carol 2019-03-28T16:04:01

Lore and Family… We are thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you move through this most difficult time while knowing that Bob is with the Lord and free from pain. We are here for you and will keep you and all of your’s and Bob’s family in our prayers.

Steve and Maddi Reininger 2019-03-28T10:52:26

Sending my love and prayers for Lore and the entire family. I’m so sorry to hear the sad news. May you find peace and comfort in the Lord today and always.

Brooke Collins 2019-03-27T18:26:28

Bobby was a very wonderful man! He would help you with anything and loved to be around family and friends. I will miss you and all our Domino games, Cubs games, vacations and other outings. So glad you are no longer in pain. See you again one day old friend.

Alison Lovett 2019-03-26T16:22:08

My prayers are with you, Lore, and your family. I am so sorry for your loss but rejoice that you know he is in the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus, healthy and singing songs of praise.

Pat Rudy 2019-03-26T16:20:36

Bob was an amazing colleague, and I would appreciate the quiet and kind way that he would go about his work. Lore and Bob made an amazing team, and I missed him when he shifted to Judson. I am thankful that Bob knows the Lord and is now living free from pain and disease in His presence. But wow, he will be missed!

Jean Myers 2019-03-26T15:40:20

Bob was one of the sweetest and kind men I have ever known . Bob will be missed by many . Rest In Peace my friend

Bonnie Banning 2019-03-26T15:33:08

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