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Robert F. Bollinger

December 18, 1929 — September 1, 2007

ROBERT nbsp;F. Bobnbsp; BOLLINGER, 77, passed away Saturday, September 1, 2007, in his home.nbsp; He was born December 18, 1929 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the son of Leonard and Margaret (Fuller) Bollinger.nbsp; Bob married Susan Gorman on July 26, 1987.nbsp;nbsp; He taught history and physical education in the Rockford Public Schools and was the founder of Trampoline Town USA where he coached numerous area athletes to National and World Titles. Bob recently received the distinguished honor of being inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame.nbsp; He was a veteran of the Army serving in U.S. Special Services Division.nbsp; He was a member of New Hope Community Church. nbsp; He is survived by his wife, Susan; children, Rob (Nathalie) Bollinger of Montreal, Canada, Tim Bollinger of Rockford, and Debbie Pettigrew of Florida; stepchildren, Larry Gorman of Pecatonica, Steve (Sue) Gorman of Belvidere, nbsp;Donna (Claudelle) Daway of Belleville, Lisa (Alex Perez) Gorman of Belvidere;nbsp; grandchildren, Nicolas, Andrew, Jennie, Zachary, Tina, Amber, Cody, Dylan, Shannon, Shane, Shante, Stephanie, Donielle, Sophia, and Grace; great-grandchildren, Layla, Abree, Ashley, Shaina and Devyn. Predeceased by his parents and his brother, Richard. nbsp; Funeral services will be at 11:00am on Thursday, September 6, 2007, in Harlem United Methodist Church, 8401 N. Alpine Rd., Machesney Park with Pastor Jason Kim and Pastor Doug Bowden co-officiating.nbsp;nbsp; Burial with Military Honors in Arlington Memorial Park in Rockford.nbsp; A visitation will be held from 6pm until 8pm on Wednesday, September 5, 2007, at Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Crematory, 1860 S. Mulford Rd. and from 10am until service time Thursday at the church. Arrangements made by Fitzgerald Funeral Home amp; Crematory, Mulford Chapel, 1860 S. Mulford Rd. Rockford, ILnbsp; 61108 Express online condolences at www.fitzgeraldfh.comnbsp;nbsp;

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