Rockford Register Star (IL) - Monday, January 8, 2001
Amateur photographer, historian
LOVES PARK - Bobbie E. Lusk, 77, of Loves Park died at 1:47 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, in OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center after a long illness. Born Aug. 7, 1923, in Marshalltown, Iowa, son of King and Margaret (Norton Simonson) Lusk. Lived 48 years in Loves Park. Married Doris Pettis on Feb. 14, 1947, in Rockford she died in 1998. Employed as truck driver by Dohrn Transfer for 25 years, retiring in 1980. Veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army in the European, African and Middle Eastern theaters. He received campaign ribbon with three bronze Battle Stars, Good Conduct Medal, Bronze Star, Victory medal, one service stripe, sharpshooter with rifle and four overseas service bars. Member of Teamsters Local 325 Retiree Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9759, Loves Park, American Legion Walter Craig Post, Voiture Local 408, Yankee Division Veteran Association, LLL Benefit Society and Verdi Society. He loved collecting old photos of Loves Park and Rockford. Traveled throughout the communities daily, taking pictures of construction sites, walking his dog, Baby, and visiting his friends and buddies at the VFW. Survivors include daughter, Linda (Rick) Maitland of Roscoe two granddaughters, Beth (Eddie) Dean of Rockton and Sarah (fiance Tyler Anderson) Maitland of Machesney Park. Also predeceased by son, Alan.
Services at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, in Ulrey Funeral Home Chapel of the Chimes, 7000 W. State St., with burial in Willwood Burial Park. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Field of Honor. 1-8-2