Robert L. McLain

December 11, 1933 - December 17, 2014
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Obituary

Robert L. McLain, 81, of Rockford, IL, formerly of Poplar Grove, IL died Wednesday evening, December 17, 2014 in Swedish American Hospital after a short illness. Born December 11, 1933, in Belvidere, IL, Son of Fredrick and Thelda (Weeks) McLain. Robert graduated from Belvidere High School and went on to join the Army in 1954. He married Sandra Lee Thorton on April 25, 1964 in Rockford, IL. She preceded him in death in 1967. Robert was a firefighter for 28 years. He was a member of Clan Maclaine of Lochbuie (IL commissioner), Illinois St. Andrews Society, and was a trustee for the Belvidere Fireman’s pension fund for 26 years.
He is loved and will be missed by his children, Kevin (Brenda Douglas) McLain of Belvidere, Karen McLain of Rockford, Alan (Julie) McLain of Rockford; grandchildren, Phillip, LaNora, Bradley, Rebecca, David, Logan, Micheal, Kyle; great-grandchildren, Aiden and Robert; sisters, Rose Wylie of Belvidere, Nancy Bonar of Rockford; several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Sandra Lee Thorton; brother, James A. McLain.
Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 22, 2014 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services at Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL, 61008 with Rev. Dan Schenck officiating. Visitation will be held from 5-9 p.m., Sunday, December 21, 2014 at the funeral home. Burial will take place in Belvidere Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the family. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, December 21, 2014

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Visitation will be held from 5-9 p.m., Sunday, December 21, 2014 at the funeral home


Service Information

Date: Monday, December 22, 2014

Time: 10:00 am -

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 22, 2014 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services at Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL, 61008 with Rev. Dan Schenck officiating


Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, December 22, 2014

Belvidere Cemetery

Address:

1121 N Main St., Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Burial in Belvidere Cemetery


 

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Born: December 11, 1933
Died: December 17, 2014

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Jeff Schulte posted on 12/19/14

McLain clan I would like to pass on my heartfelt sympathy on the passing of a truly giving man. There is no doubt that my career and all that I accomplished was rooted by the patience and guidance of Captain Robert McLain. He will be missed.

 

Mary Thompson posted on 12/20/14

My deepest Sympathy goes out to Roberts family.

 

Clint Morris posted on 12/21/14

Bob, was a caring, compassionate soft spoken professional. I admired him for the way he treated others, his expertise and enjoyed being around him always. My sincere condolences to his family.

 

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