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Robert Leroy White

April 11, 1931 ~ February 1, 2021 (age 89)


Robert L. White, 89, of Glen Ellyn, IL& Petoskey, MI died peacefully at home on February 1, 2021. Devoted husband of 65 years to Shirley (nee Paul). Loving father of Stacy (John) McMahon. Doting grandfather of Conor & Sean (Jess) McMahon. Dearest Great-Grandfather of Shae McMahon (15 months) who brought his last smile. Fond brother of Emerson (Gayle) White & Meredith (Bob) Jackson and dear uncle of five nieces & nephews.

Bob was born in Canton, OH, and grew up in Detroit, MI.  He graduated from Pershing High School after which he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force.  During the Korean War, he served in France at the largest USAF supply base in Europe. 

Under the G.I. Bill, he studied engineering at Lawrence Technological University.  Bob was a loyal engineer for Chrysler Corporation for 34 years.

He was an unbelievable husband, father & grandfather and enjoyed traveling the world with family.  Bob was one of the handiest guys and could fix anything. He was a kind and gentle person who loved spending time with family.  A lifelong Methodist, he enjoyed his summers at Walloon Lake and winters attending his grandsons’ many sporting events.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Parkinson’s Research 



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