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Tuesday October 27th, 2020
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Tuesday October 27th, 2020

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Robert E. Sherwood

Robert E. Sherwood, 84, of Streator and formerly of Cornell, passed away Thursday, October 22, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.

Visitation will be held Tuesday (October 27, 2020) from 10-12Noon at the Winterrowd Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 12Noon at the funeral home with Pastor Joe Sanders of Central Church of Christ officiating. Burial will be in the Camp Cemetery in Essman Township.

Robert was born September 4, 1936 in Kangley to Lloyd & Merle (Beavers) Sherwood. He married Norma Thomason on April 16, 1955. She survives.

Also surviving are children, Robert V. (Cheryl) Sherwood of Buffalo, IL, Karen (David) Burkitt of Theodosia, MO, Tim (Lea Ann) Sherwood of Atlanta, GA, and Kelly (Tim) Burkitt of Leesburg, AL, a brother David (Donna) Sherwood of Streator, grandchildren, Brett Burkitt, Amanda (Jason) Brenizer, Nicole Sherwood, Tom Sherwood, Alexandra Sherwood, and Jordan Burkitt, and great-granddaughters Emily Brenizer and Elizabeth Sherwood.

He is preceded in death by his parents, a grandson Kyle Burkitt and a brother Bernard Sherwood.

Robert retired from Owen’s Illinois Glass after 41 years.

Robert was a member of the Central Church of Christ and the Streator Eagles. He served on the school board for Cornell High School for many years. Robert also enjoyed farming as a hobby.

Memorials may be directed to the Central Church of Christ.

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Bob was a kind and gentle soul. We enjoyed getting to know him through church and when Bonnie worked at the YMCA. He will be missed. We rejoice that Bob is with His heavenly Father and dancing on the streets of gold.
Your in our thoughts and prayers.
Troy and Bonnie Dimmig

Bonnie Dimmig Oct 27 2020 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathies to all of Bobs family. Sad to read of another neighborhood friend passing. Thoughts and prayers from Jack and Carole Cashmer.

Carole & Jack Cashmer Oct 27 2020 12:00 AM

Ever time I saw bob he had a smile and a kind word for me and my husband. He was a wonderful neighbor and friend. We were lucky to get to know him and Norma and the kids. They all have a special place on our hearts. He will be missed by many.

Sug & Dick Oct 24 2020 12:00 AM