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Robert J. Richards, 88, of Rockford, passed away on March 19, 2018 in his home. He was born on September 23, 1929 in Warrens, Wisconsin, the son of P. Sylvis and Dorothy (Woefel) Richards. Bob served in the United States Army and the WI National Guard. He married Sallie Peterson on December 29, 1976 and he loved his family dearly. Bob worked at Chrysler for 30 years. He attended Samuelson Road Church of the Nazarene. Bob was an avid Packers fan, enjoyed reading, boating, metal detecting, gardening, and taking care of his home he built on the Rock River.
Survivors include his wife, Sallie; children, Kevin, Mark, Deann (Michael) Jacob, Leann Hartog, Bridget and Chad (Meghan); grandchildren, Alyssa (Tyler), Ryan, Whitney, Josaiah, Cassidy, Daphne, Nicholaas, Isaac, and Brooklyn; sisters, Mildred and Helen, and brother George and their families. Predeceased by his first wife, Sharon; daughter, Cheryl; and grandson, Micaiah.
Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at the Samuelson Road Church of the Nazarene, 3183 Samuelson Road, Rockford, with Pastors Bowmar and Warner officiating. Arrangements by Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Ltd.

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    So sorry to hear of your loss. I always enjoyed talking to Bob when I saw him as he was born in the same little town in Wisconsin as I was. May god be with you at this time. Praying for the family

  2. Deann,

    Deann, We were all so sorry to hear about your loss. We are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Zach Byrne and your friends at Direct Supply

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