Robert Dean "Bubba" Ganrude, 61 of Rockton , Illinois, died at 12:42 a.m., Saturday, February 20, 2010 in Rockford Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. \r\r\n\r\r\n Born March 6, 1948 the son of Mr. and Mrs. Elvin and Olga (Olsen) Ganrude. Long time resident of Rockton, Illinois. Married to Agnes "Aggie" Mormann in Rockford, Illinois on November 9, 1974. Bubba was employed as a carpenter /electrician for the Winnebago County Forest Preserve for 22 years. Member of the Venetian Club. \r\r\n\r\r\n Survivors include-wife Agnes, Rockton, Illinois; son Donnie Ganrude, Rockton, Illinois.; daughters Lissa Ganrude, Charleston, South Carolina and Carmen (Ray) Rice, Goose Creek, South Carolina; sons Randy Nelson, San Diego, California and Mike Nelson, Loves Park, Illinois; grandchildren Josh (Vanessa) Ganrude, Katie Ganrude, Kaela Self, Michael Karges, Brittany Ternstrom, Eric Rice, Aaron Rice, Janelle Rice, Laura Rice, Katryna Nelson, Angie Nelson and Zach Nelson; brother Mervin (MaryEllen) Ganrude, Caledonia, Minnesota. He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and one sister. \r\r\n\r\r\n Funeral ceremonies to be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 24, 2010 in McCorkle Funeral Home 767 N Blackhawk Blvd Rockton, Illinois with Rev Dan Herman of the Old Stone Church officiating. Burial in Rockton Township Cemetery. A visitation will be held at the funeral home Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and from 10:00 a.m. until time of ceremony on Wednesday. \r\r\n\r\r\n A memorial is being established.