Redlin Funeral Home

Robert Rodger Gorsline , Age 85

December 05, 1934 --October 06, 2020

Robert Rodger Gorsline was born on December 5, 1934 at St. Marys Hospital in Madison, WI to Rodger F. and Lucille M. (Wohlfert) Gorsline; he passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. He spent the majority of his childhood on Wisconsin farms. He lived in Endeaver, Oxford, Arlington, Marshall, and Sun Prairie. He enjoyed the life of a farm boy detasseling corn, picking tobacco leaves, and working at the vegetable canning factory. Bob graduated from Sun Prairie High School in 1952. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior when he was 18 years old at the Madison Gospel Tabernacle.

Bob married June LaVonne Sigafus on Oct. 9, 1954. They moved to Waukegan, IL where Bob held various jobs including hotel manager and working at Goodyear. He served faithfully at Calvary Temple in Waukegan as church treasurer. While in Waukegan, Bob and June had two sons, Rodger and Robin.

In 1972 the family moved to Freeport, IL and purchased a milk hauling business. Bob worked seven days a week picking up milk from farms all over Stephenson and Jo Daviess counties and taking the milk to Muller Pinehurst in Rockford, IL. Rodger & Robin worked right alongside their dad hauling milk for many years. Bob was a very active member of Park Hills Evangelical Church in Freeport and even though he worked 7 days a week, he made sure the church lawn was always mowed.

After a long battle with cancer Bobs wife June went home to be with the Lord in 1986. The Lord provided a second love of his life in Linda Cronk and they were married on March 7, 1987. After 21 years of hauling milk, Bob retired and realized his dream of owning a gentlemans farm, near Hillpoint, WI on a square 40 acre parcel. He had the distinction of becoming the first White Galloway breeder in the state of Wisconsin. Besides farming, he also worked at Lands End, retiring from there after 10 years of service. Bob and Lin have been faithful members of Walnut Hill Bible Church for more than 20 years. Bob served on the mission board and was a familiar smiling face as an usher alongside Lowell Wedekind at the church.

Bob loved his family and prayed diligently for each one of them. His two sons in Freeport, IL, Rodger and wife JoAnn, Robin and wife Karen, step-daughter Amy (Russ) Beaver of Hudson, WI, step sons Aaron Cronk, Jarod (Bethany) Cronk of Milwaukee, WI, ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Bob is also survived by one brother Merlin (Ginny) Gorsline and one sister Verna (Gary) Brevik. He was preceded in death by his mother, father, son Rodney Gorsline, first wife June Gorsline, sisters Marilyn Borchert and Janet Brinkman, and one brother Don Gorsline.

Funeral Services will take place on Monday, October 12, 2020 at 12, noon at Redlin Funeral Home with Pastor Dan Gunderson officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Interment services will take place at Oakland Cemetery in Freeport, Illinois on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 11:00 am with Mark Balmer officiating.


Don & Debbie Olson October 07, 2020

Friend San Antonio , Texas

Rodger & Robin and your families: So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing this week. Debbie & I can still remember first meeting your Dad & Mom when we began attending Park Hills Church in 1972. Your Dad always had a such a great smile on his face and a wonderful sense of humor. Mostly, we remember his incredible Christian testimony which was an example to all of us. Our prayers are with you as you reflect on all the great memories of your Daddy's life. God Bless. Don & Debbie Olson

Lou and Don Kubatzke October 08, 2020

friend Freeport , Illinois

Sincere condolences to the Gorsline Family. Don & Lou Kubatzke

Carolyn Meyer October 08, 2020

Co-worker at Lands’ End . , Wisconsin

I am sad to hear of Bob’s passing. Enjoyed working with him at Lands’ End. He always had a smile and was always upbeat.

Joanne Arnold and linc October 08, 2020

Friend Freeport , Illinois

So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Always appreciated his warm smile and welcoming greeting when we would visit at walnut bible church in Baraboo when we use to visit with our grandkids. He and Linda would always help to get us to the right area to drop off the kids for their class. It is not. Goodbye. It is "see you later"!!!!!

Dennis and Angela McAuley October 08, 2020

Friend Woodstock , Illinois

Angela and I are so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. You and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Kay Brown October 08, 2020

friend Freeport , Illinois

prayers for all of you love Charlie & Kay

Mary Schwark October 10, 2020

Friend Wisconsin Dells , Wisconsin

So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Such a nice man. Always friendly and helpful. Bob and Linda, we will miss both of you at the Lake Delton Senior Center.

Beverly Kraemer October 10, 2020

Friend Wisconsin Dells , Wisconsin

We will miss you Bob. Your help kindness & smiles.We were blessed to know you. Your work is done And the Lord has said; Well done my good and faithful servant.

Robert Bush October 13, 2020

Friend Freeport , Illinois

Praying that God's Love continue to uplift you, his care Strengthens you, and his blessings be with you while you Reflect on all the wonderful memories.