Bob was first and foremost known as an educator at MFHS. He graduated from Millikin University and eventually completed his administrative degree from Eastern Illinois University. Bob enjoyed a 34-year tenure in the Maroa-Forsyth district where he started out as a high school math teacher, encouraging students to achieve their best while pushing themselves to learn. He cared so much about the people of the community that he would talk to families in the surrounding area, letting them know that Maroa-Forsyth was the best district for their kids if they were looking to move. He coached high school boys basketball and middle school girls basketball. Once he had gained his administrative degree, he became principal of Maroa-Forsyth Grade School. He even did playground supervision to connect with the younger kids and be a part of their lives. Known as a man with great integrity and a passion for being more than just a figure in the community, Bob strove to have a positive impact in the lives of all his students and parents. Bob has since passed away, but honoring him and the astounding life he lived is his loving wife, Diane.