Robert Albert Dhuse, Sr.
Robert Albert Dhuse, Sr., age 89 of Yorkville, IL died peacefully on Tuesday, November 18, 2009 at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, IL and now lives eternally with his Savior.
He was born on March 25, 1920, the son of Albert and Minnie (Hage) Dhuse. Robert was united in marriage on August 31, 1941 to the former Miss Carol Kollman and they spent the next 68 happy years together.
After attending Cross Lutheran Grade School, Bob left high school to help on the family farm and farming then became his life's work. He was a Director of the Kendall County Farm Bureau, helping form the Quality Vegetable Growers Association, was Secretary of the Fox Valley Dairyman's Association and Chairman of the Tri City Dairy Counsel. Bob also served a two year term on the Yorkville School Board.
Mr. Dhuse was a lifelong member of Cross Lutheran Church in Yorkville, IL. Over the years he served as an Elder, Member of the Cross Lutheran School Board, Chairman of the congregation, Sunday School Teacher, and member of the Choir. He was the Sexton for many years and with his gifted voice sang solos at many weddings and funerals.
Robert was a very loving and caring husband, father, grandpa, great-grandpa, brother and uncle.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Dhuse of Yorkville, IL; his children, Diane (Gerald) Johnson, Janet Dhuse and Robert (Toni) Dhuse, Jr. all of Yorkville, IL; his grandchildren, Corey (Jen) Johnson, Tana (Jeff) Rice, Laird (Joey) Devick, Luke (Rachel) Schneider, Alissa (Josh) Bocek, Adam Cooper, Thera Cooper, Jenna Johnson, Kyle Dhuse and Jordann Dhuse; his great-grandchildren, Zachary Rice, Taylor Rice, Logan Devick, Makenna Devick and Colin Bocek; his brothers, Fred (Harriet) Dhuse and Delbert (Juana) Dhuse, both of Yorkville, IL; and his sister, Marilyn Nelson of California.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Minnie Dhuse.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, November 23, 2009 at Cross Lutheran Church, 8609 Route 47 in Yorkville, IL with Pastor Brian Truog, officiating. Interment will follow in Cross Lutheran Cemetery in Yorkville, IL.
Memorials for Mr. Dhuse may be directed to the Cross Lutheran School, 8609 Route 47, Yorkville, IL 60560.
Friends may visit from 4:00 until 8:00 P.M. on Sunday, November 22, 2009 at the Church in Yorkville, IL.
Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes & Crematory, (630) 553-7611, www.nelsonfuneralhomes.com.
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Published in Beacon News from Nov. 18 to Nov. 20, 2009