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Robert Alan Sandberg

March 22, 1964 February 6, 2021
Robert Alan Sandberg
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Obituary for Robert Alan Sandberg
Robert Alan Sandberg, 56, died peacefully on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Javon Bea Hospital in Rockford, IL.

Rob was born in Rockford in 1964 to Robert and Lois (Runberg) Sandberg. He is survived by his wife Julia of Winnebago; son Austin and daughter Katelyn; brothers David (Deborah) of Rockford and Brian (Beverly) of Westminster, CO; sister-in-law Mariann of Naperville; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins; and rescue dog Bailey.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother John.

Rob graduated from Rockford East High School in 1982, Rock Valley College in 1985, and Rockford University in 1988. He worked at Gulotta’s Pizza in Rockford during high school and college. Rob had a successful 29 year (1988-2017) career at Newell Brands in Freeport, most recently as Sr Credit Risk & Reporting Manager. He worked at Grainger in Janesville, WI from 2017 until his passing.

Rob enjoyed giving back to his community by leading Newell Brands Give, Serve, Grow initiative working with United Way. He was a sports enthusiast and enjoyed both playing and watching sports. He was an avid Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears fan. Rob enjoyed traveling with his family and planning golf trips with his friends. He was a member of New Life Bible Church in Winnebago.

A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established.

Arrangements by Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago. For an online obituary and tributes go to
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