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Roberta Bruce

September 16, 1941 January 23, 2017
Roberta Bruce
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Roberta “Robin” Bruce, age 75, was a 45 year resident of River Forest, IL passed away in her daughter’s home in Lebanon, IL on January 23, 2017. Robin was born on September 16, 1941 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Harold Barclay and Margaret (nee Zinn) Hargreaves. She was raised in Malvern, PA and graduated from Conestoga Valley High School. After high school, Robin attended Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL and received her Bachelor’s degree in Education. She taught U.S. history in Maryland and LaGrange, IL. She also was a substitute teacher for Special Education in the River Forest and Oak Park School Districts for many years. Robin was an active member of Calvary Memorial Church in Oak Park, IL, where she was a Prayer Partner as well as a Sunday School teacher. She was also an avid perennial gardener. She is survived by her beloved husband of 47 years, Robert E. Bruce of River Forest, IL, her loving children; Jennifer (Brad) Giemza of Hermosa Beach, CA, Bonnie (Tom) Krumsieg, of Lebanon, IL, and Robert E. III (Erin), of Chicago, IL. She was the cherished grandmother of Jackson Giemza, Abigail Giemza, Ellie Krumsieg, Jonathan Krumsieg, David Krumsieg, Luke Krumsieg, Grace Krumsieg, Hannah Krumsieg, Naomi Krumsieg, and Fiona Bruce. Robin is also survived by her sisters; Sheila Hargreaves of Alexandria, VA, Louise Lavenau of West Chicago, IL and Martha (Carl) Brown of Morgantown, PA. A visitation will be held on Friday, February 3 from 10 a.m. until time of Service 11 a.m. at Calvary Memorial Church, 931 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60301. Interment will follow at Forest Home Cemetery in Forest Park, IL. In honor of Robin, memorials to Calvary Memorial Church or Wycliffe Bible Translators, P.O. Box 628200, Orlando, FL 32862 are appreciated.

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Visitation

Friday

3

Feb

10:00 AM 2/3/2017 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 2/3/2017 11:00:00 AM
Calvary Memorial Church

931 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60301

Calvary Memorial Church
931 Lake Street Oak Park 60301 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Friday

3

Feb

11:00 AM 2/3/2017 11:00:00 AM
Calvary Memorial Church

931 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60301

Calvary Memorial Church
931 Lake Street Oak Park 60301 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Forest Home Cemetery Final Resting Place

863 Des Plaines Ave
Forest Park, IL 60130

863 Des Plaines Ave Forest Park 60130 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Calvary Memorial Church

931 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60301

Wycliffe Bible Translators

P.O. Box 628200
Orlando, IL 32862
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