Glen Robert `Bob` Harting (October 11, 1927 – May 16, 2012) of Lake Summerset Illinois passed away after an extended illness. \r\r\n\r\r\n Bob was born October 11,1927 in Buck Creek Township, Indiana to Nora and Edward Harting. Bob is survived by his wife, Virginia Harting; son, Steven Harting (Susan); daughter, Pam Harting (Ted Marusarz); two grandsons, Cole and Garrett Harting: granddaughter, Tiffany Harting (deceased). He was pre-deceased by two brothers, Charles and Ervin Harting from Greenfield, Indiana. \r\r\n\r\r\n A graduate of Purdue University’s Mechanical Engineering program, Bob went to work for Rockford Clutch, which later became the Rockford Division of Borg Warner and ultimately Rockford Power Train. He completed the Harvard Executive MBA program in 1979. Bob rose through the ranks to head of engineering and later, President. He retired in 1991 after 37 years of service, and continued to serve on the board of directors for Rockford Power Train, until the company was sold in 2006. \r\r\n\r\r\n Bob was a loving husband, father and a self-made leader. People who knew him, will remember him was someone who could fix anything mechanical and liked to make things himself. He and Virginia built their first home together on Church Street in Rockford – doing the majority of the work themselves. Later when they built their house at Lake Summerset, he designed and built much of the home himself, making the construction a family project. He was a dedicated, hard worker and passed those traits on to his children. \r\r\n\r\r\n Bob served in the Army from 1946 through 1947 and was part of the occupying forces in Japan after WWII, stationed in Tokyo where he served as a radio repairman. He was an amateur ham radio operator for many years following his service. \r\r\n\r\r\n Bob was a member of the first board of directors for the Lake Summerset Association and continued to serve for many years. His service to the lake included serving as President of the board and working on the Lake Planning and Long Range Goals committees. He was an active participant in Lake activities until his illness. \r\r\n\r\r\n Funeral ceremonies will be held at 11:00 am Friday May 25, 2012 in Durand United Methodist Church 102 E Main St Durand, IL with Pastor Brian Channel officiating. Burial will be in Willwood Burial Park Rockford, IL. A visitation will be held at the church from 9:00 am to time of ceremony on Friday may 25, 2012. A memorial has been established to Make A Wish Foundation.