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Robert F. Erlandson

Published: Thursday, May 22, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

PECATONICA – Robert F. Erlandson, 81, of Pecatonica, died unexpectedly Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at SwedishAmerican Hospital in Rockford.

He was born Nov. 26, 1932, in West Chester, Pennsylvania, the son of Fritz and Anna (Leemkuil) Erlandson. He graduated from West High School in Rockford. He then served in the Navy during the Korean War. Bob owned and operated barbershops for many years at several locations in Rockford. He married Mary (McCoy) Alverson on Aug. 15, 1986, in Dixon. Bob was a member of the YMCA Retired Men’s Club and was an avid bowler. Loving music, he enjoyed playing the piano, and he loved playing with his Boston terrier, Maggie.

Bob is lovingly survived by his wife, Mary Erlandson of Pecatonica; son, Mark (Kim) Erlandson, and grandchildren, Elizabeth and Matthew Erlandson, all of Mount Vernon; and sister-in-law, Patti Williams of Amboy.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Shirley Moore.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday and the funeral at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Life Bible Church, 2285 N. Hoisington Road, at U.S. Highway 20, Winnebago. Cremation rites have been accorded. Burial of cremains will be at St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery in Amboy. Genandt Funeral Home in Winnebago is handling arrangements,

A memorial will be established.

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