Robert P. Bockmann, of Crystal Lake, (formerly of McHenry) passed away on Monday, December 21, 2020 at Journeycare in Barrington. He was born on April 15, 1932 to Paul Bockmann and Freida Teuber in Chicago, IL. He attended Carl Schurz High School and then entered the U.S. Army and served in Korea. He met and married the love of his life Marlene Smith on October 17, 1959 in Chicago, IL and they were happily married for 53 years until she passed away in 2012. Robert was an engineer on the Chicago Fire Department for 32 years when he retired in 1987. He was a huge fan of the Chicago Cubs and Blackhawks. He loved jigsaw puzzles, and watching his grandsons playing sports.
Robert is survived by his children: Patty (Chuck) Brummond, Michael A. Bockmann; grandchildren: Matthew, Kevin (Rachel Klatka) Brummond.
He is preceded by his wife: Marlene (Smith) Bockmann; parents: Paul and Freida Bockmann; sisters: Elaine Berghorn, and Ruth Hussar.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 11:00 am at Eden Memorial Park 9851 W. Irving Park Road Schiller Park, IL 60176.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Justen’s Funeral Home & Crematory. For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400 or visit our website at www.justenfh.com, where friends and loved ones may share memories of Robert on his tribute wall.
In accordance with public gathering restrictions, attendees are expected to wear a mask and observe social distancing.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the following charity: Fire Museum of greater Chicago. 5218 2 Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60609