illinois Posted September 20, 2016 Report Share Posted September 20, 2016 By Steve Pescitelli, Region 2 Stream SpecialistI am very sorry to report the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Robert C. Rung. Bob only recently checked into the hospital after a fishing trip on Lake Holiday. His heart condition was uncertain, but he was hopeful for a full recovery. He faded fast and finally succumbed to his condition.He will be sorely missed by the many people he has touched over the years. He was a kind and generous man and one hell of stream biologist. His energy and passion for river conservation were unmatched. Just one example, water willow is now thriving on the Fox River thanks to his tireless efforts. He was also relentless with permit reviews, and never backed down from anybody. He was a true fish nut and loved them all.If you knew Bob, you would not be surprised that he also threw himself into angling with equal energy and passion. Bob poured jigs, built rods, tied flies, and was always plotting his next fishing trip or strategy. He was well-known as one of the best jig fisherman on the Fox River. As an IDNR Technician years ago, he revised and updated electro-fishing rigs for the whole State and won the "Technician of the Year" award for many years running. He was also a long-time crusader for dam removal.Bob will be remembered for the many things he did for Illinois streams over the years, but his most memorable assets were his generous spirit, and undying love for fish and fishing. http://www.healychapel.com/sitemaker/memsol.cgi?user_id=1854273 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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