Robert E. Weick
September 20, 1930 – December 27, 2020
Robert E. Weick, 90, of St. Charles, IL, passed away peacefully of natural causes with his family by his side, on December 27, 2020, at River Glen of St. Charles.
Bob was born in 1930, in Chicago, IL. He graduated from Tilden Technical High School in Chicago in 1947, and attended Cornell College in Iowa.
His legacy lives on in his five children, Robert (Marianne), Gail (Stephen) Miller, Darrell (Lynn), David (Joanne) and Beth (Arthur) Huskey, fourteen grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Bob is also survived by many other members of his extended family.
Bob was preceded in death by his loving wife of 66 years, Charlotte (nee Boland), mother, Elizabeth Eggebrecht, and brothers, William and Clarence (Bud) Weick.
Charlotte was the love of his life, and their marriage was an example to all who knew them.
He began working in the Chicago stockyards at Swift & Company, a meat-processing company, in 1948. He worked his way up from loading trucks as a teenager to managing one of the largest plants in the company. His career began in Illinois and took him and his family to Ohio, New Jersey, Nebraska, and Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Bob was tapped by the company to turn underperforming plants into profitable ones. In 1992, he retired from his position as Plant Manager for Armour Swift-Eckrich.
The Methodist Church was always a big part of Bob’s life, where he often volunteered his time and effort. At a young age, he attended Morgan Street Methodist Church in Chicago, IL, where he met his future wife, Charlotte. With each move, Bob and Charlotte quickly established membership for the family at the local Methodist Church. On their final move back to Illinois, they became active members of the United Methodist Church of Geneva, in Geneva, IL.
Participation in athletics was an ongoing part of his life, including competitive wrestling in high school and college. He worked as a summer ranch hand on the McFarland White Ranch in Montana in 1948. Bob had a special passion for golf having played many famous courses in the United States, Ireland, and Scotland. Over the course of twenty years, he enjoyed annual golfing trips with his three sons. Woodworking was his hobby, and he built many fine pieces of furniture, which are now in the homes of his children and grandchildren.
Cars were a lifelong passion for Bob. As a young man, he was the go-to mechanic for the extended family. With a crank here and a tinker there, he could get an “old jalopy” engine running. He was faithful to the Chrysler brand throughout the years, and the purchase of his 1949 Chrysler Windsor brought him great enjoyment. That car was similar to the first car Bob and Charlotte owned in their early years together. The 1949 Chrysler was famous for participating in the Hawthorn Woods, IL, 4th of July parade and for taking family and friends on trips to the ice cream parlor.
Throughout his travels, Bob made many treasured friendships that lasted a lifetime. With a ready smile and an outstretched hand, Bob touched all of those around him with his warmth and generosity of spirit.
“You Always Cared About People”
The family would like to thank the staffs of River Glen of St. Charles and Solace Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc. for the love and care that was given to Bob.
A private service will be held for the family at Chapel Hill Gardens South Funeral Home & Cemetery in Oak Lawn, IL, and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family would be honored if donations would be made in Bob’s name to the Salvation Army, an organization that Bob held dear.
Robert E. Weick
January 9, 2021
I have many memories of Mr. Bob and he will always have a special place in my heart. He was a very generous man, he was funny, he was loved by everyone, he always had words of wisdom and he loved his comic page from the newspaper.
I will miss his electric smile that lit up the room and his hellos. I had the pleasure of designing his last Christmas card with him, the gingerbread house one and I was his caregiver for a family wedding.
I will also miss his amazing family they will always be in my prayers.
January 1, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. Mr.Bob has a special place in my heart and forever will. He taught me many life lessons while I worked with him. I’ve missed him everyday since I left River Glen. I am sending my thoughts, prayers and virtual hugs to all of you. -Courtney