Robert Henry Smith, age 85, of Chicago and formerly of McHenry and Johnsburg, died on Thursday, August 20, 2009 at St. Francis Rehab. in Evanston. He was born February 14, 1924 in the Pistakee Bay area to Henry M. and Anna (Mueller) Smith. He never married.
Robert worked on the family farm in Johnsburg when he was a young man. Later he worked on other farms in the McHenry area and in construction. About 14 years ago, he moved to the Chicago area where he had lived in a group home. This became the place he called home. He made many friends there, especially at the church they all attended.
Survivors include his sister, Elsie (Don) Fluger of Spooner, WI.; sister-in-law, Dora Smith of McHenry; many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews; also his good friend, Joy of Chicago.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Harold Smith, and a nephew, William Smith.
A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 26, 2009 at the Whispering Oaks Community Center, 4513 Front Royal Drive, McHenry, IL 60050.
For information call Jennifer Blair at 815-385-3473 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arrangements entrusted to Justen Funeral Home & Crematory. You can send the family an online condolence at www.justenfh.com, information call 815-385-2400.