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Robert E. Henderson

February 14, 1932 — September 1, 2021

The Visitation for Robert Ewell Henderson, 89, of Palatine since 1969, will be held Friday, September 10, 2021 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Highway, Palatine.  Funeral Service will begin on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. also at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, Palatine.  An Interment with military honors, will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Arlington Heights.

If you are not able to attend in person, below is the Funeral Service streaming link:

Robert was born February 14, 1932 in Dearborn, Missouri, and passed away, Tuesday, September 1, 2021 in Long Grove, Illinois.

Robert was the beloved husband of Martha Lois Henderson (Nee Todd); loving father of Joan (Joe) Froelich and Lynn (Mike) Vander Weit; loving grandfather of Cole Munson, Joey Froelich Jr. and Jessica Froelich; dear son of the late Leon and Deva (nee Sampson) Henderson; fond brother of the late Leon (Anna) Henderson Jr. and dear uncle and cousin to many family members and friends.

Bob graduated from Dekalb, MO high school and graduated college from DePaul University in Chicago.  He started working for Quaker Oats in 1953, and retired with 41 years of service.  He married his wife, Martha Lois Todd, April 10, 1954, and they lived in St. Joseph, Missouri until 1969.

Robert was a Korean War Veteran, having served as an infantry soldier in the United States Army in Korea.  He received numerous medals for bravery; including 2 Bronze Battle Stars and the Purple Heart for injuries sustained.

Bob was a member of the Christian Church of Arlington Heights, VFW Post 981 in Arlington Heights, IL and the American Legion Palatine Post 690.  You would often see him in the Arlington Heights Memorial Day and 4th of July Parades.  You would also see him serving corn on the cob at the American Legion booth for the 4th of July celebration in Palatine for many years, or at other volunteer events.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be appreciated for the Christian Church of Arlington Heights, 333 W. Thomas Street, Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004.

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