Condolence & Memory Journal

Our thoughts and prayers to Bob's family.
Rest In Peace, Bob.

-Cheryl and Chuck OConnor, Friend
Denver, Colorado September 16, 2020

Posted by Cheryl OConnor - Denver, CO - Friend   September 16, 2020

Bob was always a delight to be with. His witty humor was so enjoyed at our family gatherings. He always had a warm smile. We will never forget all the fun at the pig roast. We were proud to be part of his family when Skip and Jenny married. Our love and condolences to all the family.

Posted by Bruce and Peggy Talbot - cape coral, FL - Friend   September 15, 2020

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Posted by Sarah (Bennett) Brauer - Classmate   September 14, 2020

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. He was a great person and will be missed. You and your family are in my prayers.

Posted by Maggie Cimbalista - Sheridan, IL - friend   September 14, 2020

My sincere condolences to Ruben and all the Acosta family. God’s comfort to you all.

Posted by Fred DuSell - Acquaintance   September 14, 2020

My condolences to the family. I have many memories of working with Bob. He was a great friend to me and my husband.

Posted by Karen Biroschik - Sheridan, IN - Coworker   September 13, 2020

Rest In Peace Bob. It's been my pleasure.Our best to the family.

Posted by C. R. Futrell - Tyler, TX - Coworker   September 12, 2020

The peace of God be with each brother and sister who we have met as well as with Bob's immediate family. May your memories lift each of you up, as Bob is lifted up to his heavenly home.

Posted by Lynn and Carol Walter - North Aurora, IL - Family Friend   September 12, 2020

Donna you and Jenny is in our prayers so sorry for you lost.

Posted by Kevin and Patty Bublitz - Sheridan, IL - friend   September 11, 2020

Goodbye brother-we will see each other again some day.

Posted by Jesse Vera - AURORA, IL - Friend   September 11, 2020

Please accept our condolences the Franzen family

Posted by Albert Franzen - Classmate   September 11, 2020

I am so sad for Patti and the whole family. Many tears will be shed and happy memories shared. Praying for God's peace to all. Blessings, Sue Massaro

Posted by Sue Massaro - Wheaton, IL - Friend   September 11, 2020

I worked with Bob for many years at Sheridan Correctional Center and have very fond memories of our time together. He was a great boss and friend. My condolences to the family. Prayers as you say goodbye.

Posted by Sheryl Thompson - Hudson, FL - Coworker   September 11, 2020

I shed some tears today, my IDOC MENTOR...promoting me, always preparing me for the next promotion to come, and for the great challenges that would come with it, my BIGGEST SUPPORTER always pushing me into roles that at the time little to no females would be in. I will never forget just having been promoted into a white shirt and day one in classic Bob style he called a hostage drill, just after it started he told the shift commander that I was now taking over, I hadn’t even run a shift let alone a major drill and in those days drills were actually drills as close as It could get to Real. I made it through and little did I know that day he was preparing me for the next promotion, and the next promotion..... even in his retirement he still would be recommending and supporting me, challenging me and even scolding me on the very few times he thought I needed it...(lol)

He treated me like a father would a daughter,
And ouside of the razor wire and fences he was truly my friend.

I have missed him recently and hope that he is at peace. Thinking of his wonderful family-

Jenn-

Posted by Jennifer (Stoudt) Ward - Coworker   September 10, 2020

I shed some tears today, my IDOC MENTOR...promoting me, always preparing me for the next promotion to come, and for the great challenges that would come with it, my BIGGEST SUPPORTER always pushing me into roles that at the time little to no females would be in. I will never forget just having been promoted into a white shirt and day one in classic Bob style he called a hostage drill, just after it started he told the shift commander that I was now taking over, I hadn't even run a shift let alone a major drill and in those days drills were actually drills as close as It could get to Real. I made it through and little did I know that day he was preparing me for the next promotion, and the next promotion..... even in his retirement he still would be recommending and supporting me, challenging me and even scolding me on the very few times he thought I needed it...(lol)

He treated me like a father would a daughter,
And ouside of the razor wire and fences he was truly my friend.

I have missed him recently and hope that he is at peace. Thinking of his wonderful family-

Jenn-

Posted by Jennifer (Stoudt) Ward - Athens, IL - Coworker   September 10, 2020