Robert William Grimes, 95, of Belvidere, IL died peacefully May 27, 2021 in Belvidere, IL. He was born May 9, 1926 in Belvidere to William and Evalyn (Aten) Grimes. Robert graduated from Belvidere High School and went on to graduate from Coyne Electrical Trade School. He married his sweet heart, the late Barbara (Widell) Grimes on June 1, 1947 in Belvidere. He worked at Barber Coleman as a Supervisor of Assembly for 32 years and retired in 1988. Robert was a member of First Baptist Church for many years, a Trustee Board Chairman, sang in the choir, was a Deacon and a Sunday School teacher. Robert’s parents had a restaurant in Rockford called The Triangle that he helped with while growing up. He was an avid Cubs fan and loved his family.
He is loved and will be missed by his daughters, Linda Hahn and Christine (Gary) Cottrell; grandchildren, Melanie (Aaron) Dawkins, Nathan (Dawn) Hahn, Michael Cottrell and Michelle Cottrell; and six great grandchildren, Cody, Daniel, Karolyn, Karmyn, Kaylee and Matthew. He is preceded in death by his wife, Barbara; and his parents.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at First Baptist Church, 1255 W. Jackson St, Belvidere, IL 61008. Pastor David Love will officiate. A visitation prior to service will be from 10:00 until 10:45 a.m. at the church. Burial at Belvidere Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his honor can be made to the church. To share a memory, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com. Arrangements in care of Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere, IL 61008.