Robert A. Radville – 77

Oregon, Il., Robert A. Radville, age 77, passed away November 21, 2017 in KSB Hospital, Dixon,
Il. Bob was born August 24, 1940, in Chicago, Il., son of Allen and Helen (Juronis) Radville. He
graduated from Gage Park High School, then attended Illinois Institute of Technology and
Christian Life School of the Bible. He served in the U.S. Navy. He married Lynne Payette on
August 24, 1973 in Rockford, Il. He was a self employed truck driver, driving team with his wife
for many years. They put over 2,000,000 miles on their Peterbilt truck, traveling the 48 states and
Canada. Home base to California every week was their main haul. He was CEO of
Shadowboxer Express, partner and co-owner of Shadowboxer Arabians, Flowers by Radville,
Radville’s Garden Center and the Christian Corner Bookstore. Bob was a member of Owner
Operator’s Independent Driver’s Association, John Birch Society, Arabian Horse Association,
Transport for Christ, and a founding member of Global Harvest Church, fka, Grace Bible Church.
Bob loved his family and family activities, camping, fishing, boating, and helping his girls at horse
shows. Getting his love of horses from his wife, he made her dream a reality. A reality that passed
down to their children and grandchildren. He loved reading Louis L’Amour books and the cowboy
way of life. Trucking and building things, another passion, was passed on to his boys. In the last
few years, Bob has taken up cooking, with cherry pies his specialty. His last dinner for us, was
lasagna, made totally from scratch, and it was awesome. He will be greatly missed by his family
and his furry family of horses, cats, dogs, Molly and Polly, who were blessed by his love and care.
Bob is survived by his wife, Lynne Radville, Oregon, Il.; Children: Troy Radville, Oregon, Il., Ty
(Wendy) Radville, Forreston, Il., Traci Martin, Kannapolis, N.C., Dawn (Sadafumi) Uchiyama,
Portland, Or. Grandchildren: Lee (Brittany) Cunningham, Kannapolis, N.C., Amanda (Chris)
Swedlund, Juda, Wi., Annette Radville, Forreston, Il., Genta and Aiko Uchiyama, Portland, Or.
Great-grandchildren: Briliey, Mason and Allycen Swedlund, Juda, Wi., Lane and Kade
Cunningham, Kannapolis, N.C., brother-in-law, Jim Kulik, Elgin, Il., sister-in-law, Dotty Gesswein,
Machesney Park, Il., nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, sisters; Jan Kulik and Jean Lawler, brother-in-law, Ray
Lawler, and his in-laws, Paul and Faye Payette.
Cremation rites have been accorded with Finch Funeral Home, 405 E. Hitt St., Mt. Morris, Il. A
Celebration of Life will be held December 30, 2017 at the Mount Morris Moose Lodge, 101 Moose
Dr., Mt. Morris, Il., from 1 to 4, with Chaplain Jay LaRette leading the service at 2:00 P.M. Luncheon to follow.
Memorials to be established.

5 thoughts on “Robert A. Radville – 77”

  1. God puts us on this earth for a reason. Sometimes it maybe just to touch one other soul. Bob touched me in 1982. He spent a lot of time with me when I was at one of the lowest points of my life. He shared his life with me, and prayed with me for hours on end. We parted ways, and both went on to live our lives. I prayed for Bob and Lynn often and thank God for the way they touched my life. Bob has gone to his eternal home now and will be rewarded for touching my soul. Thank you.

  2. I want to send my condolences to the Radville family. I remember him and your family. Very interesting life Robert led. We all shall meet again.

  3. Lynne; our thoughts are with you and we won’t think of you without there always being thoughts of Bob, also. You are gifts to everyone, and you are well loved!

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