Robert Eugene Franzen, 77, of Lake Summerset, IL passed away peacefully surrounded by family at 10:55 a.m., Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Monroe Clinic Hospital. \r\n\r\nBorn October 8, 1941 in Chicago, IL, the son of Nels Ragnar Franzen and Mildred Marie Bernatz. He was a resident of Wheaton, IL before moving to Davis, IL in 2001. Bob married the former Karen Ann Pool in Downers Grove, IL on September 27, 1974. He was employed as a design engineer by Rexnord for 36 years. \r\n\r\nSurvivors include wife Karen of Davis, IL; daughter Anneliese (Michael) Stoos of Dekalb, IL; son Robert (Nicki Jo) Franzen of St. Charles, MO; son Mark (Kate) Franzen of Richmond, VA; daughter Cheryl (John) Sayers of Durand, IL; brother Neil Franzen of Boulder, CO; Grandchildren Melinda Sayers, Devin Sayers, Garrett Sayers, Avery Franzen, Brycen Franzen and Samuel Franzen and many nieces and nephews. \r\n\r\nHe is preceded in death by his parents. \r\n\r\nA visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at McCorkle Funeral Home- Durand Chapel, 101 W. Main Street, Durand, IL. Cremation Rites will be Accorded with final resting place in Davis Cemetery, Davis, IL. \r\n\r\nIn lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Louis University Cancer Center for Leukemia Research in memory of Robert Eugene Franzen and in honor of Nicki Jo Franzen.