C. Robert Youngstrom


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Posted Online: Dec. 26, 2012, 7:01 pm
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C. Robert Youngstrom, 91, of Cambridge, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at the Galva Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services. The Rev. Dan Wright will officiate. Burial will be at the Galva Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Henry County Fair Association or the American Cancer Society.
Carl Robert Youngstrom was born Oct. 27, 1921, in Andover Township, Henry County, the son of Carl O. and Anna J. Johnson Youngstrom. He was educated in Victoria schools. His marriage to Betty L. Moline took place on Jan. 29, 1944, in Galesburg. She passed away April 28, 2007.
He was a farmer in the Knoxville, Galva and Bishop Hill areas. Bob also worked at Kewanee Boiler for 18 years, retiring in 1983. He retired from farming in 1992 and then moved to Cambridge. Bob had a love for horses and raised, trained and broke Belgian horses. He used to enjoy providing horse-drawn wagons for various festivals in the Bishop Hill area.
Those surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Kent and Sue Youngstrom, Cambridge; a daughter and son-in-law, Trudy and Mike Whittington, Geneseo; three grandchildren, Tracy (Joe) Powell, Trent Youngstrom, Dalton Whittington; and four great-granddaughters, Kaitlyn and Ashlyn Powell and Kaylee and Aubrey Youngstrom. Other survivors include a sister, Helen Ross, Denver, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews. His parents; a son, Daryl Youngstrom; and three sisters, Gladys Quanstrom, Marian Duff and Verna Scott, preceded him in death.
A video tribute may be viewed and condolences expressed by visiting Robert's obituary at www.stackhousemoore.com.












 



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