SECOR- Robert E. Finck, 79, of Secor passed away at 6:59 PM on Tuesday October 27, 2015 at his residence in Secor.
He was born in Streator on July 3, 1936 a son of George E. and Mabel E. Ruestman Finck. He married Sandra Loesch in St. Louis, MO on September 15, 1961. She survives.
Also surviving are his children, Ron (Julie) Finck, Houston, TX; Randy (Jamie) Finck, Ancona, IL; Karen (Kevin) Evans) , El Paso; siblings, Joyce (Laverne) Hinthorne , El Paso; Larry Finck, Gridley; Rick (Cheryl) Finck, Hinckley, IL; Linda Moe, Lakeville, MN; grandchildren, Tyler, Sarah, Leanne, Jessica, Samantha, and Elizabeth Finck; Dylan Evans; and a son-in-law, Raymond Emken.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Connie Emken; and a grandson Luke Emken.
Bob graduated as valedictorian of his high school class. He then went on to earn his Bachelor's in Agricultural Science from the University of Illinois and farmed for many years. He also served in the National Guard for several years.
Bob was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in El Paso where he was very active in years past serving on boards and in many facets of the church. He was also a member of the Woodford Co. Farm Bureau, FFA, 4H, and the Lutheran Layman's League.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 10 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church in El Paso. The Rev. Jonathan Boehne will officiate. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM on Friday, October 30, 2015 at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso and from 9-10 am before the service at the church. Interment will be in Gridley Cemetery, Gridley.
Memorials may be designated to the Community Cancer Center in Normal, IL or Trinity Lutheran Church, El Paso. Online condolences may be directed to his family at www.ruestmanharrisfuneralhome.com
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Ruestman-Harris - El Paso
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El Paso, IL 61738
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Trinity Lutheran Church
El Paso, IL
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