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Robert H. MacNerland M.D.

MacNerland M.D., Robert Harding 88 years old, at rest May 4, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. Son of the late Ethel and Wallace MacNerland. Beloved husband of the late Fran (nee ValDez); loving father of Teresa (Clifton), Carol, Jim (Caryn) and Dave (Selette); brother of Wayne (Eva); grandfather of Sam, Trevor, Devon and great-grandfather of Laini. He grew up in Oak Park and attended Oak Park High School. World War II Army Veteran, Europe, Technical Sergeant, First Class. Graduate of University of Illinois Medical School. 10 years of family practice. Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Illinois Masonic and 30 years of Ob-Gyn practice. He has written, "See a baby, know God." It is believed that he has delivered between 2,000 to 3,000 babies. Practiced at MacNeal Hospital, Masonic and Cook County Hospitals. Assistant Professor of Medicine at Loyola. He was awarded the Golden Apple for teaching by his students. He was a member of the American Legion Post 1941 in LaGrange and the VFW in Downers Grove. He was a member of the Scottish Rite and a 32nd Degree Mason. A past President of Dobrovsky Club for Masons. He was a member of the Northwest Suburban Shriners Club. Driving a miniature '57 Chevy in parades. He was a member of the Sons of Norway and Ceska Beseda. A past Master of the Sunrise Lodge in Westchester. He was proud of his Norwegian and Scottish heritage. He had a great sense of humor and a mischievous smile. He was known for his patriotism, concern for his fellow man, and love of God. He was loved and cherished by all those who met him. Visitation Wednesday, May 8th from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Adolf Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ltd. 7000 S. Madison St., Willowbrook. Funeral services will also be Wednesday evening beginning at 7:30 pm. Services will conclude at the funeral home. Private family interment: Lyonsville Cemetery. Memorials to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Attn: Development Office, 2211 N. Oak Park Ave; Chicago, IL 60707 or www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org would be appreciated. Service information: 630-325-2300 or www.adolfservices.com
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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on May 6, 2013
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