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Lauterburg - Oehler Funeral Home

2000 East Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights, IL

OBITUARY

Robert J. Forton

July 21, 1925August 9, 2019

Robert J. Forton, 94, formerly of Arlington Heights was born July 21, 1925 in Chicago to John and Sophie (Trimbourne) Forton and passed away August 9, 2019. He was a proud World War II veteran of the United States Marine Corps, had a 40 year career as a union carpenter and was an usher at Our Lady of the Wayside Church. Bob was the beloved husband of the late Jennalee (Mott) Forton; loving father of Judy Slayton (Mark) Bachofner, John (Virginia) Forton and Kathy (Marty) Beach; cherished grandfather of Matt Slayton, Becky Slayton (Chad) Parmeter, Carrie Slayton, Doug (Rhiannon) Forton, Stephanie Forton, Eric (Rachel) Forton, Jenna Forton, Kevin (Michelle) Beach, Chris Beach and the late Casey Slayton; great-grandfather of Zane, Zoe, Cleo, Madeline, Barrett and Lucy and dear brother of Chuck Forton. Memorial visitation will be Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 3-8 PM at Lauterburg & Oehler Funeral Home, 2000 E. Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights and Friday, August 23 at Our Lady of the Wayside Church, 440 S. Mitchell Street, Arlington Heights from 8:30 AM until the time of the Memorial Mass at 9:30 AM. Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the Alzheimer’s Association or Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Services

  • Memorial Visitation Thursday, August 22, 2019
  • Memorial Visitation Friday, August 23, 2019
  • Memorial Mass Friday, August 23, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, August 23, 2019
  • Interment Friday, August 23, 2019

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Nancy Kraft

August 22, 2019

Bob was loved by everyone who entered the Arlington Heights Senior Center. He was “The Mayor” who had a joke and welcoming smile for everyone he saw. This is a tremendous loss to his community. God bless you, Bob! You, your smile, jokes and suspenders will forever be remembered in my heart. Rest In Peace.

Nancy Kraft

August 22, 2019