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“I am so sorry to hear of your family's loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Kim I love you hang in there. ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: COLLEEN GARZA - DIXON, IL

“Thoughts and prayers with the family ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Debbie Matznick

“So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I have fond childhood memories of the boys and Uncle Bob and Aunt Rena. Janice Jackson Bilbrey (Cousin) The...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Janice Bilbrey - Sterling, IL

“So Sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I have fond memories of our family childhood with they boys and Uncle Bob and Aunt Rena. This is Janice Jackson...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Janice Bilbrey - Sterling, IL

“Sending you all lots of love and prayers! Bob was a very sweet man, may he rest in peace in the arms of God. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Angie & Matt Brown - Sterling, IL

“My thoughts are with Shelley, Betty, and the rest of the family. It was an honor and pleasure to know Bob. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Melanie Kulla

“RIP Dad. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Scott Barnett - Ava, IL - Son

“Sending my condolences to the whole family. May the peace of God be with you all. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Shari Bence - Princeton, IL

“R.i.p bob. God gained another angel. You Will be missed. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: crystal pruitt - sterling, IL

“Sorry for your loss. I remember living next door to you in Manlius and spending many weekends camping at Hickory Grove. Your in our thoughts and...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Tom Long - Princeton, IL


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Robert D. "Bob" Barnett, 81, of Sterling, formerly of Lyndon, died Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Sterling Pavilion Nursing Home in Sterling.

Robert was born on February 24, 1936 in Buda the son of Robert E. and Rowena (Jackson) Barnett.

He married Judy Paulsen on June 19, 1972. Bob was a millwright at Northwestern Steel and Wire Company in Sterling for 30 years until his retirement in 1991. He had previously been a mail carrier with the US Postal Service.

Bob was an avid Chicago Bulls fan and enjoyed watching NASCAR. His favorite hobby was playing Rollie Bowlie with his friends. He loved camping, woodworking, and mostly spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren and his best canine companion Dolly.

Surviving is his wife, Judy, of Sterling; his children, Shelly (Dick) Williams of Sterling, Stan Stocks (Chrissy) of Palm Coast, Fla., Heidi (Bobby ) Fleener of Morrison, Tom (Betty) Barnett of Lyndon, Scott (Sherry) Barnett of Ava, Mark (Dorathy) Barnett of Cutler and Kim Barnett (Keith) of Mt. Morris; 19 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren; 3 brothers, Dean Barnett of Buda, Arvil (Barb) Barnett of Buda and Richie (Cheryl) Barnett of Princeton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, Wayland and Vernon, a sister in law Phyllis and a grandson Aaron.