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Arthur E. "Bo" Race, 60, of Rockford, passed away on September 26, 2018. He was born on September 16, 1958 in Rockford, the son of Earl E. and Erma (Deemer) Race. Bo graduated from Jefferson High School. He married Joann Stonecipher on May 31, 1997 in Rockford. Bo's career expanded from paperboy to traveling the country with carnivals, running game booths, to manufacturing precision gears and retiring from the Caldwell Group as a CNC technician. Bo loved his Sunday morning drives to various forest preserves with his dogs. He enjoyed old country music, a good Bloody Mary, nature, gardening, and Trap Shooting, and of course, the Packers and Cubs.
He is survived by his wife, Joann; sons, David (Cheryl) and Charles (Angie) Conley; daughters, Amanda (Mike) Lindsay, and Sarah (Ryan) Farrell; 10 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sisters, Anna (James) Dickison, Peggy (James) Kellems, and Patsy (Brian) Johnson. Predeceased by parents; sister, Rita Bohren and brother, Charles Race.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 29, 2018 in Olson North Main Chapel, 2811 N. Main St., Rockford. Visitation will be prior to the service from 9:00 am to 10:45 am. Burial in Willwood Burial Park.

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  1. Debbie Sitzman

    Nice guy everyone liked him!

  2. Debbie Sitzman

    I want to make this a happy, note.Only knew him from having a cocktail. Nice guy.Bless his family. Always smiling, and happy.R.I.P. BO.XO.Always a gentlemen..

  3. Peggy L Kellems

    There is a huge hole in my life that nothing else will ever fill. I love you with all my heart brother and am so grateful we have a promise of eternal life with Jesus. See you soon my dear Arty.

  4. William Yarbro

    Sorry to hear of his passing was always fun to be around he will be missed

  5. Sister Annie

    Some of you call him Art or Arthur or Bo, Bodea, or PaBo. I had the distinct pleasure to call him my loving brother. Miss you already and love you always

  6. Kenny & Sherry Luckie

    We are so sorry to hear about Bo. We are really sorry we can't be at the service. Joann our deepest sympathy to you and your family.Bo was a great man ,we will never forget him .

  7. Michael Perteete

    Although I only knew you a short time I thank you for your support and help during our time at Caldwell. You will be missed! My condolences to Art's family.

  8. Kenneth, Jennifer and Kaila Anderson

    We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Bo was a great person and will be truly missed and will always be remembered. Our hearts go out to you all in your time of sorrow.

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