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Robert Little

EARLVILLE — Robert H. Little, 78, of Earlville passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at Prairie Crossing Living Rehab Center in Shabbona.

He was born June 9, 1934, in Naylor, Mo., to Cecil M. and Ora (Verdier) Little. He married Frances Puyear on Dec. 18, 1966. She survives.

Bob was truck driver for over 50 years and was also a farmer. He enjoyed horses, motorcycles and leather work.

Bob is survived by his wife of nearly 47 years, Frances "Fran" Little of Earlville. Also surviving are five children, Linda (Michael) Cottingim of Sandwich, Karen Little of Shabbona, Lonnie (Lory) Little of Mesquite, Texas, Mitchell (Gail) Little of Earlville and Richard (Norma) Little of Earlville; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Jean Morse and Joan Lock.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Bobby Little; his brother, James Little; and his granddaughter, Rebecca Austin.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Norberg Memorial Home, Princeton. Burial will follow in the Mount Bloom Cemetery in Tiskilwa.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Unity Hospice of Rochelle.

Online condolences may be left at


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