Robert F. Walker. Age 49, passed away on June 29, 2013. Cherished husband of Glenda (nee Schweik). Devoted father of Samuel and Collin. Beloved son of Donald & Gerry. Loving brother of Randy (Sandy Stunbins) Walker, Dean Walker, Dennis (June) Walker, Ed (Debbie) Walker, Becky (Ed) O’Brien, Kris (Dan) Mieszala and the late Gary (Kim) Walker. Fond uncle of 13 and great uncle of one.
Family and friends will gather on Friday, July 5, 2013 at St. Joan of Arc Church, 820 Division St., for a Memorial Mass at 10am. A Celebration of Life will follow at the Morton Arboretum, 4100 IL Rt. 53, Lisle, also on Friday from 4-8pm. Admission will be free and guests are welcome to come earlier to enjoy the grounds and gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to The Robert F. Walker Fund would be appreciated.
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Planning the weekend parties,Cruising in your Skylark,Working together at the Dragon restaurant,all of the good times we had seems like yesterday…You’ve gone way too soon!! Rest in Peace old friend.
Barbara Schlake, RN, OCN
It was a privilege to have cared for Bob. I’ll miss him joking and messing with me during his appointments. Glenda, you and your family have been and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Peace.
On behalf of the Liaromatis Family, words cannot express how sorry we are to hear of your loss.
The thing that has always came to mind when I thought of Bob was his Huge SMILE! He always had that smile with a firm hand shake, pat on the shoulder and a genuine greeting no matter how long it had been since we had spent time together. He made you feel welcome when ever and where ever you were. He was truly a great person and true FREIND! This world is a better place for have Bobby spend his short life with us all. God Bless the Walker Family and Bless you Glenda and the kids. God Bless You Bobby. You’ll be missed!
Your FREIND , Mike
I have happy memories of times spent with Bob. My condolences to the family.
I’m so sorry for your loss Glenda. Bob was a really nice guy. I had no idea he had even been sick. If there’s anything we can do, please do not hesitate to call me. *HUGE HUGS* My prayers and thoughts are with you.
My condolences to the entire Walker family. I’m so sorry for your loss, and so sorry I hadn’t kept in touch.
Bob was taken much too soon. It was nice, last year, to see him enjoy the meadows pool that he has always enjoyed when he was young. He will be missed so much. My prayers are with Glenda and the boys, Sam and Collin.
My condolances to the entire Walker Family. I was so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. I used to work with him at Tellabs and had always really enjoyed working with his can do spirit and postive attitude. He also did a side job at my house with some other Tellabs guys to build my fence, which 12 years later is still standing. I was glad to have known him and wish his family peace, love and thankfulness for sharing him with all of us.
My prayers go out to him and his family. Its been many years since I saw Bob but I will always remember his kind heart and great sense of humor! God bless and rest in peace my old friend!
My condolences to the Walker Family.
Bob was one of those guys that everyone got along with. Bob was never to busy to say hello to anyone that he knew.
A Good Man With a Heart of Gold!!
God Bless and Rest in Peace
Karen (Jones) & Roy Broomfield
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Bob was such a sweet guy, always had a smile on his face and a kind word for everyone. He will be truly missed.
Julie (Stundins) Hempel
My heart goes out to the entire Walker family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace Bobby
I am very sorry to her this. My prayers are with you Glenda and your family. You two let me stay in your house when I was having a bad time. I will never forget that. Please email me if you need someone to talk to or just need anything. Again, I am very sorry to her this.
Our deepest sympathy to Glenda, Sam, & Collin. Bob will always be remembered as generous, funny, a loving husband to Glenda and father to his boys, a good friend, and lover of life and it’s challenges. He may not be here on earth with us, but you can bet he will live on in all of our hearts that knew and loved him.
Bobby pulled up next to me at a stoplight he was in a silver BMW my truck did not have a passenger side power window Bobby’s big grin and wave made my day. This was a couple of weeks back I felt surely I would have a chance to talk to him again mabe stop by the house or see out and about then the news came I missed my chance to hug him and tell him how much I was praying for him and his family. God bless Bobby’s family.
I worked with Bob at Tellabs years ago. We have not seen each other in so many years. It came as such a shock when I heard the news. My heart and prayers go out to his family. He was a friend to so many and he will live on in our hearts forever. Good night my friend.
karla wagner fortuna
so very sorry for this loss. rest in peace and much love
Bob was an awesome person and a great friend to everyone. My condolences to the walker family. That dang grin of his will be stuck in my mind forever. He is doing great now , that big grin looking down from above. Life is to short to be sad about his leaving, celebrate His life by giving others a big smile, firm handshake and telling stories about the Bob Walker experience ! HAhaha
Mary Ann Johnson
I will never forget Bob’s big smile, the handshake and hug he always had when we would see each other around town…I will miss you dear friend but will always hold dear in my heart the laughs and the memories!
Glenda, Sam and Collin,
We are so very sorry for your loss. No words can express how sad we are. Bob was a wonderful man and I will always remember him standing behind the sidelines with us during the many soccer games cheering. Probably the best cheerleader we had. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult road. Rest in peace with the Lord, Bob. Love, Sharon, Tom, Matt and Michael
My heart is heavy and I send all my thoughts and prayers of comfort to my dear friend Dean and the entire Walker family. I’m so sorry for your loss. Love, Shelly
Cliff & Wendy Vanwey
It was always good to see Bobby and that big smile he always seemed to have on. He will be missed by all. Condolences to Glenda and the kids, and the entire Walker family
My condolences to the entire Walker family. I also worked at Tellabs back in those years that Bob was there working in maintenance.
He was always a kind and respectful guy and as others here have said he had a positive attitude and a smile on his fave every time he greeted me.
I haven’t seen Bob in many years but still have clear memories of those days back in Tellabs.
God Bless and Rest in Peace
Eileen Hunt Ruel
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Bob was a wonderful person and I’m so saddened to hear of your loss. My condolences to his family
Bob and his positive nature will be greatly missed. He had one of the happiest smiles, you couldn’t help but get your spirits lifted by him. I was stunned when I heard he had passed. Thoughts and prayers to the entire Walker clan.
Mark and Ingrid Renas
Me, Ingrid and my entire family will miss Bob greatly. Bob was the type of person who was always there for us. If it was working on the numerous projects at my house or responding to an emergency (gas leak), he was always willing to help with a smile. I met Bob over 20 years ago when he worked at Tellabs and was a customer of mine when I worked at the Grainger branch in Lisle. I thank God that I had an opportunity to be his friend and get to know him, Glenda and his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with Glenda and the boys.
steve & barb gursky
So sad to hear of Bob’s passing. We knew Bob way back when. Had alot of laughs and good times with him. His smile was contagious. Our hearts and prays are with Glenda and family
Russ Jones, Jr
I will truly miss Bob for his smile, quick witted jokes and somehow managing to help me when I needed it most. For some reason he popped up with an idea for a job during my college years. Got me a gig at Tellabs back in the day! It helped more than he realized.
Always had fun playing football, kill the guy or whatever at Dombrow’s house when he could make it down. I will miss you Bob! God bless you and your family!
Dearest Glenda, Sam and Collin,
I am so sorry for your loss. I fondly remember Bob coming to the Dunes with us for Science Olympiad. I was struck by his jovial demeanor and contagious smile. He is a wonderful father and family man. I will carry each of you with me.
Peace and love,
Dear Walker Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Collin, you and your dad are in my wedding album sitting together on the side of the church. I will always think of him whenever I look st that picture. He seemed like a very positive and wonderful family man. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Thinking of you at this time.
Mrs. Vavrik (Miss Gurss)
I am so sorry for you loss. It has been a real long time since I saw Bob, but he was my boss at Tellabs for years and he was the only Boss there that ever made me feel good about myself, He was understanding and his smile illuminated that place. Im so sorry for the family. Love be with you all at this terrible time. Bob You were great and taken to soon. RIP Friend..
Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all through this difficult time. I always appreciated Mr. Walker’s cheerful and positive outlook, and I am so sorry to hear that he was taken much too soon.
John and Rose Collins
We wish to say, on behalf of our family, how sorry we are to hear of Robert’s passing. We wish his wife and sons the very best and to his mom and dad and brothers and sisters as well.
A wonderful man was taken much too soon. It has been a very long time since last seeing Bobby. The memories made with Bobby, Ron and the whole Walker family are priceless. Strength and prayers to The Walker family and all who loved and cared about him. Gone but never forgotten.
Globe Property Management Co.
Sincere condolences to the Walker Family. I’m glad I got the opportunity to work with Bob and so sorry to hear that he left this earth too soon. Wishing the family peace and comfort during this difficult time.
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Your father/husband was such a wonderful man who always was positive and upbeat whenever we saw him. His smile and cheerfulness will be missed so much. My thoughts are with you all during this incredibly difficult time.
My deepest sympathy to you all,
Dear Glenda, I came upon this by accident–I think was meant to know. I am sending you and your family so much love; you’re in my heart now and always. Please let me know if there’s any way I can help. Love, your cousin Susie.
I too am so sorry for your loss. I’m also sending you my love and thoughts and wish I could do more than that….
your cousin Charlie.
My deepest condolences to your family and prayers for the days ahead.
What can I say about Bob Walker that hasn’t been already said. He was a good Husband, Father, Brother, Son, and friend. I agree with the smile that lights up a room. You know I first ran into Bob at Tellabs and then started rehabbing houses with him for Ron Cluxton Mom. I learned so much from a man who was not afraid to try something he has never done and the confidence that he could fix anything and if all fails he had so many friends he could call in a favors to get any job done. I feel so blessed to have know Bob and will always miss his friendship, all those Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, 8 ball, Darts, Canoe trips and Golf outings we did as buddies. He always kept me smiling. It is still so hard to think you are really gone.
I want to thank him for inviting us into his life with his wife Glenda and kids. For being the life of the party and I can go on and on with stories but never ever had any bad times with Bobby by my side.
Rest in peace, Know you are loved and missed. Say hello to Cameron and Gary, and all our loved once up in heaven. Give my Stephanie a hug and kiss from Jen and I.
Your Friend Steve Harrison