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Robert "Bob" Sender, 68

Robert "Bob" Sender, 68 of Farmington died peacefully at his home on February 22, 2017, after a brief illness.

Bob was born on May 3, 1948 in Rockford, Ill., to Leland and Mary (nee' Fleming) Sender. Bob was raised in Rockford along with his 4 siblings. From a young age, he found the love of hunting and fishing with his parents that continued throughout his life. In his early years, Bob also drag raced. This led Bob later in life to find a fondness for NASCAR.

On Dec. 2, 1972, Bob married the love of his life, Jan. The two were inseparable right up to his passing. They built a wonderful life. They welcomed two sons into the world, Dave and Dan, and raised them in Farmington. Bob enjoyed life to the fullest. He never met a stranger, people were friends to him. He was always the life of the party and will be remembered for his laugh and always had a smile on his face. He cared very deeply for his friends and family. He was the biggest cheerleader of his sons in their football and hockey games. Everyone got to know Bob as his voice carried across the ice arena. However, he held a particular disdain for the referees. He also spent many seasons in the outdoors hunting and fishing with his sons. Most summers, the family would travel to Cobb Bay Camp in Canada, which was Bob's favorite place. Nothing made Bob more proud than to become a grandpa. His 3 grandchildren were his pride and joy. Bob was a longtime member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles. He was a savvy and successful salesman, working for Menasha Corp. for over 30 years.

Bob is survived by his wife of 44 years, Jan; sons, David (Melissa) and Daniel (Katie); grandchildren, Payton, Merek and Mason; siblings, Pat, Steve, Paula and Vicki; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leland and Mary.

Memorial Visitation was held on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 4-8 p.m. at White Funeral Home in Farmington. (901 3rd St.)

White Funeral Home Farmington651-463-2723