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 in the Galva Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Henry County Fair Association or the American Cancer Society.
Carl Robert Youngstrom was born on Oct. 27, 1921, in Andover Township, the son of Carl O. and Anna J. Johnson Youngstrom. He was educated in Victoria schools. He married Betty L. Moline on Jan. 29, 1944, in Galesburg. She died on April 28, 2007. He was a farmer in the Knoxville, Galva and Bishop Hill areas. He also worked at the Kewanee Boiler for 18 years, retiring in 1983. He retired from farming in 1992 and then moved to Cambridge. Bob had a love of horses and raised, trained and broke Belgian horses. He used to enjoy providing horse-drawn wagons for various festivals in the Bishop Hill area.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Kent and Sue Youngstrom of Cambridge; a daughter and son-in-law, Trudy and Mike Whittington of Geneseo; three grandchildren, Tracy (Joe) Powell, Trent Youngstrom and Dalton Whittington; four great granddaughters, Kaitlyn and Ashlyn Powell and Kaylee and Aubrey Youngstrom; a sister, Helen Ross of Denver, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Daryl Youngstrom, and three sisters, Gladys Quanstrom, Marian Duff and Verna Scott.