Robert L. Clair

January 26, 1938 - April 22, 2020

Robert L. Clair


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 Robert L. Clair, 82, of Belvidere, IL, went to be with the Lord on April 22, 2020. He was born on January 26, 1938 in Freeport, IL to Dean and Geraldine (Aurand) Clair. Robert married his high school sweetheart, Linda Starr, on June 9, 1957 in Lena, IL. Robert worked as the general manager for 28 years at Bennett Products. Later, Robert started his own company, Rock Valley Packaging, with his lifelong friend, Jack Parkinson. Bob worked there for 23 years before his retirement. He found his spiritual home at First United Methodist Church and was a faithful member for many years. Robert was a member of Crime-Stoppers and the Y-Mens Club in Belvidere. He was also a youth Baseball Coach.

Robert was an avid Cubs fan, and he also enjoyed, fishing, gardening, and golfing. He was a wonderful man who had a heart of gold and his loss will be felt by many.

Robert will be dearly missed by his wife, Linda; his children, Cherie and Craig Clair; his sister, Connie Clair; his brother, Gary Clair; his grandchildren, Chelsea (Kyle) Froelich and Cody (Paula) Clair; his great-grandchildren, Aby and Wyatt; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Norman Clair, and his son, James Clair.

Robert’s funeral ceremony will be live streamed at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 28, 2020.

To access the live stream, please visit Robert’s obituary page at A private burial will take place in Lawrenceville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Robert’s name may be gifted to First United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services.

Service Schedule

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
11:00 am

Robert’s funeral ceremony will be live streamed at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 28, 2020.


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Linda & family
Sorry for your loss. Bob was a good guy.
Always cheerful with a big smile.
Lots of memories.
Excellent baseball player.
Take care Linda.
Hope to see you in church soon.

Lowell & Pat Brevoort 2020-04-30T14:53:29

Linda and family, I am so sorry for your loss. So glad we were together in Lena a few years ago. Thinking of you with much affection. God Bless.
Lavonne Schulz Kilcoyne

Lavonne Schulz Kilcoyne 2020-04-29T11:57:10

Sorry for the loss of a great man….would have attended the service but was glad I was still able to see it. Not the same as being there. A big hug to Linda, Cherie and Craig. Lots of great memories of the Big Bear Lake days. Bob would make us all laugh. His example needs to continue in us all, especially in these trying times. He will be missed by everyone that knew him.

STEVE AND SUE REEVERTS 2020-04-28T12:40:17

Bob was truly a wonderful man, a saved Christian, a hardworking member of the Y Men’s Club, and a loyal Cubs fan. But what I liked most about Bob was his wry sense of humor. As I said of another friend, neighbor, and church member recently, our loss is heaven’s gain. Goodbye for now Bob and blessings to the family.

Larry & Angie Baumer

Larry Baumer 2020-04-28T11:56:31

Clair Family,

I can’t imagine how difficult the past few years have been on your family, and wish you all peace as you find a way to move forward. Sincere condolences today as you lay Bob to rest, you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Anne Gillespie

Anne M Gillespie 2020-04-28T11:44:51

We are so sorry for your loss. Bob was a great guy. It was so nice that we could join you for the service. Not like being there to give you all a hug, but during this trying time it nice that technology comes through for us. Take care. Sending our love.

Ed & Sharon Stevens 2020-04-28T11:43:26

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Bob and Linda your kindness, generosity and sense of family has always provided comfort and a sense of pride to be a part of this family.

Norm and Jeannie Clair Jr 2020-04-28T11:38:37

Bob’s smile and laughter will be missed so much. He once tried to teach me how to take care of a garden….it was a hopeless cause. I can only grow weeds. I will miss him so much. My prayers for healing go out to Linda, Cherie, Craig and all of Bob’s family.

Debbi Bloomingdale 2020-04-28T10:53:54

My sympathies to you and your family, Linda. I was so sorry to learn of Bob’s passing. Everyone will miss his smile that virtually lit up the room. I will be watching the service. Prayers to you. Margaret Brown and Pam

Margaret Brown 2020-04-27T23:16:16

The Lord be with you Linda. We’re so sorry to hear about Bob. We’ll be watching the service. Blessings, Carl and Judy

Carl and Judy Swanson 2020-04-27T22:15:04


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