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Robert Childs, 74, of Rockford, passed away on Tuesday, January 09, 2018 at Alden Debes. Born on September 17, 1943, in Chicago, IL, the son of Willard S. and Rae Lois (Burnett) Childs. Bob married Carol Lindsay on May 2, 1964 in Chicago. He worked at Chrysler Corporation for 32 years in the body shop dept. He was a member at First Free Evangelical Church where he sang in the Male Chorus and was involved with Cornerstone Sunday School. He was a former member of First Wesleyan Church in Rockford.
Survived by his wife, Carol; daughter, Pamela Forsman of Rockford; granddaughter, Rachel Forsman; brothers, Willard (Bonnie), Jon (Linda); brother-in-law,Howard (Dolly); and sisters-in-law, Eileen (Cletus) Kramer, and Marlis Porteen. Predeceased by his parents; son, Adam B. Childs in 2013 and son-in-law, Rohn Forsman in 2003.
Memorial services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at First Free Evangelical Church, 2223 N. Mulford, Rockford, with Rev. Chuck Rife officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. prior to the service in the church. Memorials may be made to First Free Evangelical Church or Maywood Evangelical Free Church, 3621 Samuelson Road, Rockford, IL 61109. Arrangements by Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Ltd

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  1. Eileen & Clete Kramer

    Carol, Pam, & Rachel, We are saddened to have Bob leave us for his eternal home. His sincere, thoughtful, and charming personality was always a joy. We will miss him and will pray for the family. We are only a phone call away. Our love always.


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