STREATOR — Robert Norman “Flip”  Pflibsen Sr., 82, Streator, died Sunday (Aug. 5, 2012) at St. Mary’s Hospital, Streator.

Service: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Mass of Christian burial at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Streator, with the Rev. Dustin Schultz officiating. Full military rites will be provided by members of Leslie G. Woods American Legion Post 217 and Veterans of Foreign War Post 1492 after the Mass at the church.

Burial: Cremation rites will be accorded following the service.

Visitation: 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Elias Funeral Home, Streator, with a prayer service recited at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials: Streator High School Athletics, Streator Golf Association or Streator Junior Golf Association.

Survivors: his wife, Ruth Ann Kinkade Pflibsen, Streator; children, Thomas Pflibsen, Owatonna, Minn.; Brian (Tere) Pflibsen, Streator; Neal (Janine) Pflibsen, Cordova, Tenn.; Gregory (Nancy) Pflibsen, Kevin (Sally) Pflibsen, Nancy “Muff” (Tom) Travelstead and Todd (Toni) Pflibsen, all of Streator; and Robert (Theresa) Pflibsen Jr., Portage, Mich.; 20 grandchildren;  two great-grandchildren; and sisters, Ila Payne and Janine Terrell, both of California.

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