ROCK FALLS – L. Robert “Bob” Wilson, 82, of Rock Falls, died Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his family.
He was born Jan. 12, 1935, in Dixon, the son of Pearl Irene Wilson. He married Ann (Schneider) Smith on Sept. 10, 1983, in Las Vegas. Bob worked for Chicago and Northwestern Railroad, and later for Union Pacific Railroad, retiring after 38 years of service. He had served as a volunteer fireman for the city of Elburn. Bob enjoyed summer months along the Rock River with family, friends and neighbors where he had fished and boated. He had served his country as a proud Marine.
Survivors include his wife, Ann; six daughters, Kim Wilson, Peggy Palmer, Barbara (Roger) Seldal, and Julie Clark, all of Dekalb, Lisa Wilson of Austin, Texas, and Ellen Wilson of Round Rock, Texas; stepchildren, Todd (Nancy) Smith of Genoa and Sharon Smith of Belvidere; six grandchildren, Josh (Sarah), Jacob, and Leslie Seldal, Jeremy Wilson, and Rob and Troy Clark, all of Dekalb; two stepgrandchildren, Steven Smith of Hampshire and Daniel Smith of Elgin; and three great-grandchildren, Jordan Wilson, and Mia and Bree Seldal.
Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, and the funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday at McDonald Funeral Home, 505 First Ave., Sterling, with the Rev. Michael Hodge, pastor of Grace Free Lutheran Church in Dekalb, officiating. Burial with military honors will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon.