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Robert A. Korslin

Robert A. Korslin, 90, Belvidere, formerly of Woodstock, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Sept. 12, 1922, in Rosholt, Wis., to Oscar H. and Ella F. (Schlenvoght) Korslin.

He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy from May 1943 to March 1946. He achieved the rank of aerographer’s mate, 3rd class and always was proud of his military service.

On Aug. 23, 1947, he married Virginia M. Miller in Waukegan.

He was a farmer at heart, and he and his wife raised four children on a dairy farm in Harvard. He later worked as a machinist and a real estate salesman and was a member of First Presbyterian Church and the Pure Milk Association. He also was a charter member of Woodstock VFW post 5040. He enjoyed reviewing newspapers, writing editorials and participating in political activism.  Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.

Survivors include three daughters, Pamela (Ronald) Teuscher, Tucson, Kathleen Arnett, Belvidere, and Roberta (Joe) McCarthy, Woodstock; a son, William Korslin, Harvard; 15 grandchildren, Kirk, Kara, Robert, Jayson (Sharro), Michael (Lesley), Michelle, Eric, Kim (Jamie), Tracy (Scott), William (Julie), Megan (Chris), Kathryn (Travis), Erin (Bryan), Kevin and Mary; 21 great-grandchildren, Ashley, Bo, Shayna, Brooke, Katelyn, Alexandra, Josilynn, Kendall, Paige, Timothy, Andrew, Joshua, Adrienne, Quinn, Kyle, Connor, Emma, Owen, Jackson, Benjamin and Oliva, who is on the way; two great-great-grandchildren, Isabella and Harlow; two brothers, Oscar and Harold (Nancy) Korslin; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and two sisters, Emma and Dorothy.

All services will be private.

The family would like to thank Heartland Hospice for granting his wish to stay home for the duration of his illness.  

Memorials can be sent to Heartland Hospice, 6885 Vistagreen Way, Rockford, IL 61107, or to Hospice & Palliative Care of Northeastern Illinois, Attn: Foundation, 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010.

Arrangements were made by Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock.

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