Robert E. Spurlin, Sr., 90, of Caledonia, IL, formerly of Chicago, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018. Born April 22, 1928 to Dale and Margaret (Taylor) Spurlin. Bob graduated Steinmetz High School, Chicago, IL, and served during the Korean War with the U.S. Marine Corp. Bob was a Chicago police officer for 25 years, serving and protecting in the 14th Shakespeare District. Upon retirement, Bob and Joan left the city for Caledonia where they bought a farm. There they enjoyed gardening, raising animals, barbequing and swimming with their family at Sandra and Randy’s farm down the road. Bob was tough as nails and had a heart of gold. He will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by his family and friends.
Bob is survived by his wife of 65 years, Joan (Biasiello); children, Susan Spurlin, Sandra Stockwell, Robert (Valerie) Spurlin and Maria Spurlin; grandchildren, Taylor (Matthew) Becker, Evan (Matthew) Budd, Poppy (Raphael) Chun, Connor Spurlin, Logan Spurlin, and Sean Burke; and great-grandchildren, Henry and Alexander. Predeceased by his parents; step-father, Anthony DiStaola; sister, Betty (Eddie) Rigsby; sons-in-law, Ernie Soya and Randy Stockwell; and great-grandson, Samuel.
Visitation will be from 2:00pm to 9:00pm on Thursday, May 17, 2018 in Honquest Family Funeral Home with Crematory-Roscoe Chapel, 11342 Main Street, Roscoe, IL 61073. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30am on Friday, May 18, in St. James Catholic Church, 402 Church Street, Belvidere, IL 61008. Burial in Highland Garden of Memories, Belvidere.