Robert “Bob” W. Pleva, 84, of Cary, passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at Mayflower Nursing Home in Grinnell, Iowa.
He was born Jan. 13, 1928, in Cary, to the late Rudolph and Lillian Pleva.
He married the late Doris Peterson on Sept. 9, 1950, in Crystal Lake. Bob and Doris were married for 55 years.
Bob lived his entire life in Cary. He worked for Reilly-Lakeshore Electro Plating in Chicago until 1972, and, in 1975 started Bob’s Home Improvement in Cary. Bob was an active member of the Evangelical Free Church of Crystal Lake and enjoyed gardening, visiting the farm in Carney, Mich. and church activities. Most of all, Bob loved the Lord, and his family and friends.
Survivors include his children, Richard (Ruby) Pleva, Bobby (Sandi) Pleva, Diane (Dick) Tollberg, Patty (Paul) Barker, and Paul (Wendy) Pleva; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Rudy Pleva; and many loving nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, Doris, Bob was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Barb Pleva.
The visitation will be Friday, Nov. 16, from 3 to 8 p.m., at the Davenport Family Funeral Home, 419 E. Route 176, Crystal Lake.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Evangelical Free Church of Crystal Lake, 575 E. Crystal Lake Ave., Crystal Lake, IL 60014.
The burial will be private in Windridge Memorial Park, Cary.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Bob’s name may be made to the Crystal Lake Evangelical Free Church.
You may leave online condolences for the family at www.davenportfamily.com, or call 815-459-3411 for information.