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Robert R. Klimek

December 13, 1952 — December 2, 2023


On Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 9:07 PM, 11 days before Bobby 's 71st birthday, Jesus saw that Bobby was tired and too weak to fight anymore. He then whispered in Bobby’s ear - “come with me good and faithful servant.” Bobby was then reunited with all his loved ones who have gone before him. Bobby is preceded in death by his loving and devoted parents, Raymond and Rita Klimek, paternal and maternal grandparents, numerous aunts and uncles, and many friends from “The Ranch,” American Legion Post 1080, and the Irving Club. Bobby 's very special friend, Matty also preceded him. He couldn't wait until Matty came over to pick him up and take him to the post to have some “shots” with the guys.

Bobby is survived by his loving sister and brother, Carol and Raymie. Numerous cousins also survive him. Bobby also had many friends in Hayward, Wisconsin. Carol would take him up there on several occasions. He had a great time partying with Corky, Lobby, Shannon and Jamie. He enjoyed watching the bear cubs climbing the pine trees with mama bear keeping a close eye. Carol and I would like to thank Bobby 's Primary Care Physician, Dr. Robert S. Schubert, his Urologist, Dr. Sandeep Sawhney, and his Endocrinologist, Dr. Babak Pazooki. Special thanks to Bobby 's home health care nurse, Liz and his physical therapist, Penny. Bobby looked forward to seeing them every week. We would like to thank the very caring and professional doctors, nurses, and CNAs at Morris Hospital. He was treated like a VIP. Nurses and CNA fell in love with his blue eyes and were fighting over who was going to take Bobby home with them. Many thanks to Mr. Lawrence Waterman and his wonderful staff at the Autumn Country Club Adult Daycare Center in Joliet. Here, Bobby played games, made crafts, watch TV, and played bingo. He was always coming home with prizes for being the Bingo champion. We would like to thank a wonderful organization called “Fishing Has No Boundaries” in Hayward, Wisconsin. These people take people like Bobby fishing for three days on the Chippewa Flowage.

Enough can't be said about God's Angels who work at Lightways Hospice. Naturally, after being told Bobby was near end of life and was ready for hospice, we were devastated. But after we had seen everyone in action, Carol and I were very relieved. The main goal was keeping him comfortable and relaxed. That's how he left with Jesus, very peacefully. Bobby loved his westerns on INSP. Nothing made him happier than sitting on the deck watching the birds, ducks, geese, and squirrels while smoking a WM. Penn Cigar. Bobby loved to entertain all his friends at his “party shack” on the DuPage River in Channahon. Whether It was just having a “few pops,” watching football, throwing bags, or sitting by the campfire, fun was had by all.

Our love and sincere thank you to the following families: the Maticic, Frankovich, Hayducak, Glenn, Waller, Eaton, Bravato, Frye, Bianco, Menegon, Bregar, Kale, Tezak, Block and Dzurko families.

Our sincere thanks and gratitude to the special people for filling Bobby 's life with fun and laughter. May God bless each and everyone of you. We wish you all a joyful, safe and blessed new year.

A celebration of life will be held in the spring or summer of 2024. If you would like to make a donation to Lightways Hospice , the address is 250 Waterstone Circle, Joliet, IL 60431. Per Bobby’s wishes cremation rites have been accorded. Services will be held privately and he will be laid to rest with his parents at Resurrection Cemetery in Romeoville.

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