DIXON – Robert Allen “Bob” Mulkins, 73, of Dixon, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Rockford Memorial Hospital in Rockford.
He was a Dixon police officer for 27 years and a bailiff at the Lee County Courthouse for 12 years prior to his retirement.
Bob was born March 1, 1940, in Dixon, the son of Louis and Dorothy (Fish) Mulkins. He married Sue Ewing on June 10, 1961, in Dixon.
Bob was a member of Sauk Valley Community Church in Dixon. He volunteered as a driver for Veterans Assistance for many years. Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Sue Mulkins of Dixon; two sons, Michael Mulkins of Dixon and Christopher (Kelli) Mulkins of Rockford; one daughter, Leslie (Michael) Harshman of Walnut; one sister, Lisl (Rune) Lillquist of Florida; nine grandchildren, Courtney, Robert, Kellsey, Emily, and Katheryn Mulkins all of Rockford, Alyssa (Jason) Hemmer of Polo, Kayleigh (Trent Johnson) Harshman, Andrew and Anna Harshman, all of Walnut; and one great-granddaughter, Amelia Hemmer of Polo.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Richard Mulkins.
Visitation will be from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Friday at Sauk Valley Community Church, Dixon, followed by a 3 p.m. memorial service at the church, with the Rev. John Kalebaugh, pastor of The Refuge Church in Amboy, officiating.
Cremation rites have been accorded. The family would like to encourage everyone to bring a written memory of Bob or come prepared to share.
A memorial has been established.
Preston-Schilling Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Visit www.prestonschillingfuneralhome.com to send condolences.