Obituaries

Robert Peter VanDyke

February 18, 1937 - February 7, 2020

Robert Peter VanDyke

Obituary

Robert Peter VanDyke, 82, of Belvidere, Illinois, died peacefully February 7, 2020 in Belvidere. He was born February 18, 1937, in Chicago, Illinois to Peter H. and Ella (Buikema) VanDyke. Robert married the love of his life, Patricia Lambert July 3, 1974 in Princton, Illinois.

Robert served in the United States Airforce from 1955 to 1959. He graduated High School and was Vice President of Reinsurance at Rockford Mutual Insurance. He was a member of the Belvidere VFW and Moose Club. Robert loved golfing, watching Nascar, and football. He loved traveling and boating with his wife, Patricia. Robert also loved his puppies dearly and was fond of spoiling them.

Bob will be missed by his wife, Pat; his children, Duane VanDyke, Steve (Julia) VanDyke, Beth Crimmins, Cleve (Pamela) Colyott, Tammie (David) Ireland and Donna (Jimmy) Hurley; numerous grand and great grand children; numerous nieces and nephews; and sisters, Dorothy Venhuizen and Deb Huizenga.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Mary, Phyllis and June; and his beloved dog, Bear.

The visitation will be from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Monday, February 17, 2020, at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL, 61008. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, February 17, 2020 at the funeral home. Rev. Greg Nicholl will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Robert’s name can be made to The Salvation Army and Noah’s Ark animal shelter in Rockford.  To light a candle or write a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

Service Schedule

Monday, February 17, 2020
10:00 am - 10:45 am

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

The visitation will be from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Monday, February 17, 2020, at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services.

Monday, February 17, 2020
11:00 am

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, February 17, 2020 at the funeral home.

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“Ditto” to all of the condolence messages listed above. God has called a good man home.

Shirley & Bernie Moen 2020-02-14T12:28:13

I’m so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing, what a great man! We were so blessed to have Bob in our industry for so many years. He was a friend to everyone. That smile will forever be the vision I see when I think of him. I know his family meant the world to him and I am thinking of you all.

Jackie Rakers - IL Assn of Mutual Insurance Co 2020-02-12T16:16:10

We extended our deepest sympathies to our niece Beth and nephews Duane and Steve from their Clinton, Iowa family. Due to health issues, we will not be able to attend the funeral. Sincerely, Gary and Betheny McDaniel, Carolyn and Clair McDanel and their families.

Betheny McDaniel 2020-02-12T09:33:52

Sure had a lot of good times with Bob. RIP my old friend.

Bill Holsker 2020-02-11T16:16:11

I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He will be missed greatly especially in the neighborhood. I send my prayers and sympathy. Love, LaVonne Arand

LaVonne Arand 2020-02-11T05:10:37

Much love, prayers, and hugs to Grandma Pat.

Stacy McCallister 2020-02-11T01:16:16

Bob VanDyke was the true definition of a “GENTLEMAN”. A real pillar in the insurance industry, a super nice guy and good friend! Our condolences to Pat and the family on your tremendous loss!

John Willms-Willms & Associates 2020-02-10T13:42:58

Pat and family so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. What a great guy and friend we will miss him.

Jim & Gail Walz 2020-02-10T08:51:05

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Denise Nelson 2020-02-10T08:00:36

You were a wonderful man.

Manos Family 2020-02-09T08:49:08

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