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Official Obituary of

Robert Leo Bahling

March 31, 1936 ~ March 30, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Robert Bahling Obituary

Robert Leo Bahling, 87, of Belvidere, IL went to be with his Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ, Saturday, March 30, 2024 (the night before his 88th birthday) surrounded by his family at Javon Bea Hospital in Rockford, IL. He was born March 31, 1936 in Belvidere to Frank and Anna (Bann) Bahling. He graduated from Belvidere High School and then served our country in the United States Army. Robert married the love of his life, Glenda Kay Moore on November 17, 1956 at St. James Catholic Church in Belvidere, where he was a life-long member.

Bob worked many years at Sundstrand Aviation as a contract administrator.  He felt a patriotic pride for the work he did involving the F-16 and B-1 aircrafts.  He and Glenda also owned and operated Bob Bahling’s Paint & Wallpaper in downtown Belvidere. He was elected to three terms as a Belvidere Alderman and three terms as Belvidere City Treasurer.  After retiring he served multiple terms on the Bonus Township Board.  He also volunteered on the boards of Crimestoppers, Belvidere Keen Age Center, Parkside Manor, Ida Public Library, and Boylan High School.

Bob was a Life Member of the Belvidere VFW. He enjoyed many years golfing in the YMCA Golf League, and enjoyed pheasant hunting, watching wildlife, parades, and fireworks. He truly appreciated God’s creation, and his happy place was at the cabin on Kusel Lake, Wild Rose, Wisconsin.  Most of all Bob loved to spend time with his family. Bob is loved and will be deeply missed by his wife of 67 years, Glenda Bahling; children, Richard (Tammie) Bahling, Andréa (Mitch) Bankord, Stuart (Angela) Bahling; grandchildren, Caleb Moore (Beth) Bankord, Lianna Mae Bankord, Brooks Mitchell Bankord, Maxwell Robert Bahling, Colton Raymond Bahling; great grandson, Grayson Eugene Bankord. He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Bernard Bahling, and Eileen Carlson. The family insists that there are no real flowers, perfume, cologne, or scents at the visitation or services, due to Glenda’s serious medical condition. There will be a visitation Friday, April 5, 2024 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the First United Methodist Church in Belvidere, IL. There will be a second visitation Saturday, April 6, 2024 from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. also at the church. A funeral service will begin at 11:00 A.M. Interment in Belvidere Cemetery in Belvidere, IL. In Lieu of Flowers, a memorial fund has been established in the family’s name. The family insists that there are no real flowers, perfume, cologne, or scents at the visitation or services, due to Glenda’s serious medical condition. Condolences can be shared with the family at This is the link for Bob's funeral service Live Stream,

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