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STERLING –Robert (Bob) Lee Newman, age 66, died Monday, May 22, 2017 at Stephenson County Nursing Home.
Robert (Bob) was born on June 10, 1950 in Sterling the son of Bernice (Clark) Carew. He was employed as a Millwright with Northwestern Steel & Wire, Sterling for 15 years. He was a Mechanic, Carpenter, and did Construction Work throughout his life.
Robert was enlisted in U.S. Army and served his country during the Vietnam War.
His Hobbies were Motorcycle Racing (AMA dirt track), Stock Car and Formula C Racing.
Survivors include, one son, Shawn (Alicen) Newman of Kansas City, Mo; one daughter, April (Christopher Judd) Schmidt of Rock Falls; one brother, Bill (Ellen) Forbes of Rock Falls; five grandchildren, Sarah F. Newman, Jaycie K. Schmidt, Jersey R. Schmidt, William C. Newman, Brantley C. Judd.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Ila Hulstrom and Mary Moore; two brothers, Bud Forbes and Jim Forbes.
Graveside services will be 10:30 AM Friday, May 26, 2017 at the Rock Island National Cemetery, Rock Island. Arrangements were completed by the McDonald Funeral Home, Rock Falls.