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Chapel Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

8178 Cline Avenue, Crown Point, IN

OBITUARY

Robert E. Janota

August 18, 1956June 25, 2020
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Robert E. Janota, age 63 of Bourbonnais, IL, passed away June 25, 2020.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Kimber; 2 children Jessica (Brian) Fazio, Jared (April) Janota; 4 grandchildren Weston, Makenna, Peyton and Lyla; 5 brothers and sisters Randy (Terry) Janota, Russell Janota, Rory Janota, Margo (Robert) Norman, Christine (Greg) Koets, many nieces and nephews; in-laws Franklin and Doris Holler.

Preceded in death by his parents Roland and Mary Janota.

Bob was a carpenter all his life and was a member of Carpenter's Union Local 272. When his children were young, he coached their soccer and softball teams. He was also a part-time wrestling coach at Crete-Monee High School years ago. He was a graduate of Crete-Monee High School and also a graduate of Eastern Illinois University. Bob and his wife raised Quarter Horses and enjoyed taking them out to Colorado to help a rancher move his cattle and doctor them. Many great memories were made on those trips with this family and in-laws. He enjoyed playing with his grandchildren and attending their sports events. Bob will be remembered for his mischievous smile and playful personality by all who knew and loved him. His family was everything to him. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, July 2, 2020 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 8178 Cline Avenue (1/2 mile south of U.S. 30) Crown Point, IN. Private family burial.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 2, 2020

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Jeremy Ries

July 4, 2020

Worked with Bob in Iowa at the fertilizer plant for Brock Industrial. Good man and great worker! Sorry to hear about this.

Liz Heuiser

July 2, 2020

Kimber and family know that you are and have been in our prayers and thoughts this past year. Although we were no longer family we never forgot to ask about you all and wishing you love health and blessing. 🙏❤️💕

Leah Budd

June 30, 2020

Kimber I am so very sorry for the loss you and your family have experienced. I only met Bob twice but he was such a pleasure to talk to , a very kind man! How blessed you two were to have 41 years of marriage together. I hope those memories bring you comfort in your times of sorrow. Prayers being lifted up for all of you.

John Bruggeman

June 30, 2020

Rob was a positive and respected infuence on the wrestling team, enjoyable and hard working. He will be missed, my condolences to his family.
John Bruggeman
CM Wrestling Coach
1970-80

Judy Long

June 29, 2020

I met Kimber and her family on Facebook. I remember her falling in love and her wedding to Bob. I was so happy for them and the happiness spread from her, Bob and her folks. What a great family. I am very sad that Bob has passed on, way to young and not enough time with Kimber. I pray for your peace Kimber and your healing. May God help you in the long ,hard journey. May Bob RIP. All my love to the family.

Sally Field Higgins

June 29, 2020

I remember when Bob and Kimber met and fell in love. I am one of Kimber's sorority sisters. I've not seen two people so happy, so in love and so many smiles. They have a beautiful family and I know Kimber will be surrounded by those who love she and Bob so much. Rest easy Bob, we'll watch over her.

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