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Ernest R. Dobbs

March 30, 1939 - January 22, 2014
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Ernest R. Dobbs, 74, of Rockford, passed away at home with his family by his side after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Ernest was born on March 30, 1939 in Port Andrew, WI, the son of Ernest R. and Catherine Morgan Dobbs. Ernest married Linda L. Porter on August 17, 1958. Ernest worked for ELCO Industry as a tool and die maker for 42 years. He and Linda attended Maywood Evangelical Free Church in Rockford; Ernest loved racing late model stock cars at Rockford Speedway and was a Jeff Gordon fan. He was an avid fisherman and loved taking his four sons to Canada every year fishing. He was an avid Green Bay Packer fan and loved to...
Ernest R. Dobbs, 74, of Rockford, passed away at home with his family by his side after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Ernest was born on March 30, 1939 in Port Andrew, WI, the son of Ernest R. and Catherine Morgan Dobbs. Ernest married Linda L. Porter on August 17, 1958. Ernest worked for ELCO Industry as a tool and die maker for 42 years. He and Linda attended Maywood Evangelical Free Church in Rockford; Ernest loved racing late model stock cars at Rockford Speedway and was a Jeff Gordon fan. He was an avid fisherman and loved taking his four sons to Canada every year fishing. He was an avid Green Bay Packer fan and loved to do woodworking.
Ernest is survived by his wife Linda; sons Greg (Trina), Rod (Linda), Gary (Brenda) and Mike (Joey); 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; sisters Deloris, Donavoine, Madealine, Gloria and step-brother Wayne.
Ernest was preceded in death by his parents, two great-grandchildren and his half-brother John.
A service to celebrate Ernest life will be 10:00 am Monday January 27, 2014 at Sunset Funeral Home 8800 N. Alpine Road in Machesney Park. Visitation for Ernest will be Sunday January 26, 2014 from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

"This was a weird obit for me to come across. My grandpa, who was also named Ernest Dobbs, died in January of 1986 in Arkansas. I don't know this Mr. Dobbs'..." Alison Smith (Beloit, WI)

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