Carl Robert ‘Bob’ Lindberg, 79, of Greenville, died on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, at his home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 12, at Assalley-Young Funeral Home in Greenville. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 13, at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Greenville with Father Jeffery Stone officiating. Interment will follow the ceremony at St. Lawrence Catholic Cemetery, Greenville.
Mr. Lindberg was born July 4, 1942, in Palatine, the son of Carl A. and Alma (Kinsey) Lindberg. He earned his MBA from DePaul University in Chicago. Beginning in 1987, he has worked for Fayco Enterprises in Vandalia as their executive director and has given a lifetime of service to the field of vocational rehabilitation. After retirement from Fayco, he continued to serve on the Fayco Foundation board of directors.
On Aug. 15, 1964, he married Colleen S. Attig, the love of his life, in Bartlett. They were married for 57 years and spent 35 of those years in Greenville. He was a devoted family man who loved to fix things, make wine, and spend time outdoors fishing and enjoying time in the beautiful timbers of Wisconsin. As noted accomplishments, he helped to get several national bills passed that made accessibility ramps mandatory in the United States, he was presented with the Abe Award in 2013 by the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce for outstanding community service, and was a Son of the American Revolution.
In addition to his wife in Greenville, he is survived by children, Sara J. (Jeffrey) Lauer of Roanoke, IN; and Keith Robert (Kristy) Lindberg of Edwardsville; sister, Lois Armour of Mt. Prospect; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Evelyn Sawallisch.
Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers, plants, and other gifts, may be made to St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to share memories or offer condolences to his family.