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Robert Lee WoodardAugust 7, 1934 ~ August 29, 2017 (age 83)
Robert Lee Woodard, 83, of Rockton, passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Highview in the Woodlands from Parkinson’s Disease. He was born August 7, 1934 in Beloit, WI, the son of Robert and Ruth Woodard. After graduation from Beloit Memorial, he joined the apprenticeship program at Gardner Machine Company and as part of the program went to Waynesboro, PA, where he met Mary Ann Wingert. They married in September of 1956 and later moved to Beloit. Bob was a lifelong employee of Gardner where he worked his way up to Vice President. As part of his job, he traveled around the globe to places such as China, South Korea, India, England and Brazil. Bob was a faithful member first of Our Savior’s Lutheran and later helped start Cross and Crown Lutheran Church in Roscoe. Bob loved gardening, tending his yard, and attracting and watching birds. He also loved to golf, bowl, bike, walk, grill, scrapbook family history, watch the Packers, Bucks and Snappers, and spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Bob will be greatly missed by his daughter, Ellen Colletta, and son-in-law, Joe Colletta; granddaughter, Katie Colletta Christopher and her husband, Keegan Christopher; grandson, Robert Colletta; son, Tom; sisters, Deanna Winegar and Evelyn Schroeder; brother-in-laws, nieces and nephews. Bob is predeceased by his wife and parents.
Special thanks to Northpointe’s trainers for the care, friendship and encouragement they gave Bob as he fought his disease. Our gratitude also to Highview in the Woodlands for the care and love given to him by all the staff and to Northern Illinois Hospice staff who comforted him in his final months.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Cross and Crown Lutheran Church, 7404 Elevator Rd., Roscoe, Illinois. A visitation will be at the church from 12:30 pm. to 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cross and Crown, Lutherdale Bible Camp, or The Old Creamery Theater in Amana, Iowa (where his granddaughter is employed).