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“It is with a mix of sadness and joy that we learn of Bob's passing on to heaven to be with Maxine. We loved them both. I probably shot more than a...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Dennis Frey - Newburgh, IN

“One of greatest memories as a child was coming to Illinois and getting to go to Uncle Bob and Aunt Maxine's house. Seeing his carvings, going out on...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Richard Brown - Edmond, OK

“We will miss Bob , he was such a kind man. We extend our sympathy to his family. ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Larry and Kathy Gaskill - Dixon, IL

“I've known Bob for over 40 years. He was always good to me. Friendly and polite. I will miss him. ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: stephen Kelemen - Rockfalls, IL

“Bob was a mainstay friend during my teen years. Solid as a rock and one to whom I looked up to. Always there, often in the background showing...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Samuel Gowan - Winter Haven, FL

“What a great neighbor and friend Bob has been for so many years. We helped each other out with lawn equipment and just general help around the homes...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Dean & Diane Wade - Rock Falls, IL

Robert "Bob" F. Anspach
Robert "Bob" F. Anspach, age 88, of Rock Falls, died Monday, September 7, 2020 at his home.
Bob was born October 8, 1931 in Lewistown the son of Ward and Nellie (Nott) Anspach. He married Bonnie Maxine Wickland on November 28, 1953 in Sterling. She preceded him in death on December 13, 2013.
Bob was a 1949 graduate of Sterling High School. He was employed and retired from International Harvester Co. in East Moline. Following retirement, he maintained a landscaping business. Bob was a longtime member of the First Church of the Nazarene where he served the Lord faithfully singing in the choir, serving alongside his wife in the Middlers Sunday School Department and donating many hours of service to the Helping Hands Food Pantry.
He was known to many as a legend on the Rock River and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Bob created realistic wild life carvings of God's creation. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
He is survived by many generations of nieces and nephews; great, as well as great great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; and one brother, James Anspach.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a private graveside service will be held at Oak Knoll Memorial Park at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Bob's memory may be made to Helping Hands Food Pantry and Rock River Hospice and Home.
Arrangements were completed by the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls.
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