Robert McKim

June 7, 1931December 23, 2020

Robert (Bob) Phelan McKim passed away on Wednesday, 12/23/20 at White Oaks in Huntley, IL. He was born in Woodstock, Illinois on June 7, 1931 to Claribel Gertrude (Phelan) and George Francis McKim.

He served in the Air Force during the Korean War.

Bob married LuVerne Joyce Olson on 6/27/59 in Woodstock, IL.

He worked at Harris Trust & Savings Bank and commuted by train to downtown Chicago, until his retirement in 1990.

During his retirement years, Bob enjoyed working at Marengo Ridge Golf Club.

Bob is survived by a son, Douglas Robert, a daughter, Karin McKim Gerhke (Marshall), granddaughters, Karissa (Nate) and Karah (George), a great granddaughter, Joan LuVerne and his dear friend, Shirley.

He was preceded in death by his wife, LuVerne (3/97), his brother, George (Bud) (3/13) and his parents, Claribel Gertrude and George Francis McKim.

Bob was happy to spend his time golfing, gardening and watching Cubs and Bears games. He loved a good cocktail and spending the winters in Arizona.

Bob was a quiet, kind man who will be dearly missed.

The family thanks White Oaks and Kindred Hospice for caring for him during this difficult time.

There will be no service at this time. A private celebration of his life will be planned at a future date.

Should you desire, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation or Kindred Hospice.


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Donna Carroll

January 5, 2021

We were blessed to have Bob be part of our family for almost two decades. Whenever we visited, he was eager to mix us a cocktail and dress it with one of those fabulous home grown pickled beans. Bob was a kind soul with big hugs even when we visited at White Oaks. Our sympathy to all the McKim family. We will miss him dearly.


December 30, 2020

Please accept my condolences on your loss. I have fond memories of Bob as the mixer of wonderful Bloody Marys in the parking lot of Indian Lakes golf course during a Harris Bank golf outing. Who knew you could tailgate at a golf course? Bob did.

Shirley P. Farner

December 30, 2020

My Dear Friend as the years went by an I felt a change but not knowing why ! I asked the Drsthe reason why ? No answer was given , it was causing pain on both are parts , that we should part ! As we did an I found the reason why, time has made me want to cry! U loved going to the kazbo n friends of new! Virous arrived no visit no outings allowed to you, so sad to be a banded was your thoughts in u ! Rest in Peace My Friend Your Now Playing Golf With The Best Of Them. So Derry Missed

Kirsten Johnson

December 27, 2020

There are so many great memories of Uncle Bob. The yearly 4th of July gatherings at his home are some of my favorites. He was always a quiet person but kind and generous. Rest In Peace Uncle Bob and peace to Doug and Karin.

Jennifer Johnson

December 27, 2020

My Uncle Bob was a very kind and quiet man. I always loved going to his and my Aunt LuVerne's house for the 4th of July and sometimes for Thanksgiving. He was very quiet, but he loved to entertain. Such a wonderful man and a wonderful couple. Rest in Peace Uncle Bob. I love you.