Robert B Layng

Born: Monday, November 16, 1936
Passed: Tuesday, February 13, 2018

2/19/2018 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Fred C. Olson Chapel 

2/19/2018 | 11:00 am -
Fred C. Olson Chapel 


Robert (Bob) Bruce Layng, 81, of Rockford, passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at OSF St. Anthony's Hospital. He was born on November 16, 1936, in Rockford, the son of Raymond and Mildred (Whitmer) Layng. Bob married Doris A. Drummond on August 17, 1963, in Rockford. He was a devoted family man and always demonstrated his fatherly love to his two daughters, Rhonda and Tracey, with constant love, strength, humor and support. Bob was a 30 year veteran of the Rockford Police Department, where he was shot in the line of duty. Later, he worked for the Winnebago County Sherriff's Department for another 20 years. He also was a veteran of the United States Navy. Bob will always be remembered as an honorable servant to his family, his country, and the Lord. We are all proud to call him husband, dad, grandpa, brother, and friend. He will be missed and cherished by many always.
Survived by his wife, Doris; children, Rhonda L. (Thomas) Dutmer of St. Charles, IL, and Tracey D. (Vishaal) Layng-Awasthi of Edwardsville, IL; grandchildren, Brendan C. Dutmer of Freeport, IL, Cullen M. (Erica) Dutmer of Denver, CO, Evan R. Dutmer of Chicago, IL, Haley E. Dutmer of Moline, IL, and Leila C. Awasthi of Edwardsville, IL; and siblings, Sharon Rochon of Jacksonville, NC, and Terrence Layng of Seattle, WA. Predeceased by his parents; two brothers, Charles and Michael; and sister, Barbara Kelly.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 19, 2018, in Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 Second Ave., Rockford with Reverend William Wentink officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service in the chapel. Burial in Arlington Cemetery.

Condolences & Shared Memories (4)

  1. Alan & Shirley Nelson

    Dear Doris & Family, So sorry for your loss. Knowing Bob was a pleasure and we know exactly where he is today. Bob’s love for Jesus was evident always. Missed you both at the Corps, especially on Potluck Sunday when our committee was on duty!!! Good memories of working together. Praying God’s comfort for you all. Remember you always will belong at The Salvation Army Rockford Temple Corps. We are currently out of town, but wanted you to know many care and praying for the days ahead without Bob and Dad. Praise God we’ll see him again someday. That’s God’d promise to those who believe on Him. Blessings, Alan & Shirley

  2. George and Virginia Biavati

    A fine man one who was looked up to and will be missed. Love and prayers to Doris and family. George and Virginia Biavati

  3. Thomas Coe retired RPD

    Sgt. Layng was a wonderful supervisor and mentor for young officers on the RPD. I have a deep respects for him as well as good memories of working for him. He was a good father, not only to his daughters but to every officer he supervised on the RPD. My condolences to his family. I'll never forget him.

  4. Jim Vandiver, retired RPD.

    God bless you Sgt. Prayers and condolences to the family...