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Bob Mork, 58, Dec. 8, 1953-May 29, 2012

Bob Mork of Wheaton died Tuesday, May 29 following a battle with cancer. He is remembered as a man deeply committed to family and serving the public.

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Bob Mork of Wheaton died Tuesday, May 29 at home surrounded by family, following a battle with cancer. He was 58.

A private family burial service was held at Wheaton Cemetery.

He was born December 8, 1953 in Chicago, and spent his early childhood years there and in California. He attended Wheaton Central High School and was captain of the football team. He graduated from Wheaton College, where he met his wife of 34 years, Lorraine. He went on to the John Marshall Law School to earn his law degree. He demonstrated his skill as an attorney early by serving as a Law Clerk for Illinois Supreme Court Justice Howard Ryan.

A resident of Wheaton for 45 years, his career was marked by public service to the community. He served as an attorney and advisor to the DuPage County Forest Preserve District working for the stewardship of local conservation efforts. As a Wheaton City Councilman from 1993 to 2005, Mork served his hometown working to revitalize the downtown area. Serving as the DuPage County Public Guardian, he cared for the well-being of the disabled and most vulnerable. In each of his positions of responsibility, he assumed and pursued an ethic of good government worthy of the public trust.

Above all else, he was a deeply committed family man. A Notre Dame fan to his core, he took great pride in his three sons who have each attended the university. On a gameday Saturday in the fall, there is no place he would rather be than on campus with his family. A Corvette enthusiast, one of his greatest joys was going for drives with his wife, Lorraine. Vacations, and often holidays, were times he cherished with family trips to Florida. His Christian faith guided his care for and upbringing of his family, instilling in his sons virtues of forgiveness, sacrifice, integrity, and service of others.

He is survived by his wife, Lorraine, his three sons, David (Kirsten), Brian, and Christopher, and his sisters, Liz (Kevan) Thorwall, and Wendy (Russ) Austin.

Jim McMahon May 31, 2012 at 06:21 PM
Condolences to his family.
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