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Robert D. Flatebo

June 28, 1937 — July 9, 2009

Robert D. Flatebo, 72, Rockford, died at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, July 9, 2009 in Provena St. Anne Center.  Born June 28, 1937 in Eagle Grove, IA, son of John and Geraldine Hanson Flatebo.  Graduated from Eagle Grove High School where he was president of the Future Farmers of American and proudly raised award winning hogs.  Rockford resident for the past 52 years.  Married Nancy C. Ferguson in Rockford on July 6, 1968.  Employed by Woodward Governor for 41 years where he served in various capacities including Personnel Manager, Tech Services, Sales and International Sales.  He traveled extensively but always preferred his own yard and back porch.  He retired in 1997 but continued his long standing relationships with his Woodward  friends, including the Friday morning breakfast group. Active member of Concordia Lutheran Church where he served as an usher.    Survivors include his wife, Nancy; daughter, Tonya (Steven) Stromquist, Roscoe; sons, James (Bernice) Flatebo, Garden Grove, CA and Keith (Jody) Flatebo, Waconia, MN; step-children, Kevin (Karen) Dhuse, Rockford, Kim Kramen (James Ryder) and Kerry Dhuse, Machesney Park; grandchildren, Abby, Erik, Lyle, Teddy, Michael, Jacob, Gabby, Craig (Sarah), Cheri (Shane), Michael, Shawn (Laura), Nicole (Glenn), Valerie and Brandon.  Also survived by great-grandchildren, Samantha, Emily, Justin, Allyson, Chelsea and Sami; brother, Carrol (Judy) Flatebo, Eagle Grove, IA; sisters, Mary Howard, Clear Lake, IA, Joanne (Mark) Howe, Beloit, WI. and numerous nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents and brother-in-law, Wayne Howard.   Funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 14, 2009 in Concordia Lutheran Church with Rev. Philip Hanson officiating.  Burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.  Visitation from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m Monday in Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory, Mulford Chapel, 1860 S. Mulford Rd.  Visitation also from 10:00 a.m. until time of the service at the church on Tuesday.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Northern Illinois Hospice & Grief Center or Concordia Lutheran Church.  Condolences and memories can be shared at www.fitzgeraldfh.com.

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