Robert N. Minor
- October 2, 1921 - January 16, 2013
- Nelson, Illinois
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Robert N. Minor
Robert N. Minor, "Bob" "Grandpa", age 91, of Nelson, died Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
Robert was born October 2, 1921 in Peoria the son of John and Peoria (Dempsey) Minor. He served in the US Army and was a combat veteran of WWII in the South Pacific. He was a Local 150 Equipment Operator and retired from Northwestern Steel and Wire as a Crane Operator. Bob was known as the Coal Miner and was an avid Cubs fan.
Survivors include one son, Daniel (Susan) Minor of Rock Falls; three daughters, Melissa (Russell) Thompson of Nelson, Lori Castro of Littleton, Colo. and Cyndie (Robert) McClone of Roscoe; eleven grandchildren; and twelve great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, John, Grant, Bill and Steve; two sisters, Grace and Martha; and one granddaughter, Jade Anne Castaneda.
A gathering of family and friends will be Monday, January 21, 2013 from 10 – 11 AM at the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Memorial services will be Monday at 11:00 AM at the funeral home with Reverend Rick Koch of Dutchtown Church of the Brethren in Milledgeville officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park.
A memorial has been established to Rock Falls Little League.
Online condolences may be sent to www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com.