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Robert P Townsend
Robert P Townsend

May 27, 2017 | 9:00 am to 10:30 am

Lord of Life Church

May 27, 2017 | 10:30 am

Lord of Life Church

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June 17, 1952 - May 11, 2017

Robert Paul Townsend, 64 years old, from St. Charles, IL, died unexpectedly on May 11, 2017.

Robert, known to his family and friends as “Bob”, was born in Escanaba, Michigan to Betty (Kallstrom) Townsend, and Paul Townsend.

He was the first son and second child of six children, and was known as a kind, gentle soul. He studied Engineering at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan and could often be found reworking anything mechanical.

Through the years, Bob enjoyed riding motor cycles, bicycling, water skiing, photography, flying his airplanes, along with cooking for family and friends. He owned multiple business ventures in the printing and photography fields, but his greatest joy was the birth of his daughter Eva.

Bob is survived by his father, Paul Townsend and his wife Sylvia Townsend of Galesburg, MI; sister Peggy and husband Tom Kriekard, Darien, IL; brother David Townsend, Elburn, IL; sister-in-law Julie Townsend, Plainwell, MI; sister Karen Townsend and fiancé Bruce Heidlauf, Geneva, IL; brother John Townsend and his wife Isabelle, St. Charles, IL; along with the love of his life, wife Kyla (Buchanan) Townsend and daughter Eva, St. Charles, IL. Son-in-law to Amron and Claudia Buchanan, Kewanee, IL;brother-in-law Scott Buchanan and his wife Kacie, Minot, ND.

He was the proud uncle of Bryan Kriekard and wife Mikki, Steve Kriekard and wife Adrianne, Zane Townsend, Paul Townsend, Cody Townsend, Tahlia Townsend, Ella Townsend, Maya Townsend, Arriana Buchanan, and great uncle to, Vienna Kriekard, Colby Kriekard, and Oliver Kriekard. Uncle by marriage
to John Clark, Michael McKeever, and Matthew McKeever.

Bob was proceeded in death by his mother Betty Townsend, Galesburg, MI, and younger brother Peter Townsend, Plainwell, MI.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 27 at Lord Of Life Church, 40W605 II Route 38, Elburn, IL 60119. Visitation will be from 9:00 am – 10:30 am, service at 10:30 am with a luncheon following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to the college fund of Bob and Kyla’s daughter, Eva at an account held at The Private Bank, 24 S. Second St., St. Charles, IL. 60174

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