Robert Melvin Friebus

May 7, 1945July 28, 2013
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Robert Melvin Friebus died unexpectedly on July 28, 2013 at the age of 68. He was born on May 7th VE Day in Maywood Illinois. He was preceded in death by his mother Louise and is survived by Robert his father; Debbie, his wife of over 37 years; daughters, Heather and Kimberly; granddaughter, Lillian Louise and many nieces and nephews. Robert loved and lived simply and quietly. He was married to the love of his life Debbie in 1975 after a courtship of pinball, poker and fun at the Poco Loco where they met. During his career as an Attorney he cared for his clients deeply, and in return they often thought of him like family. His passions included his family, Elvis, The Beach Boys, crossword puzzles, raising vegetables in his garden, golf, and being in the water, whether ocean, lake, river, or swimming pool. He was the ultimate Chicago Cubs fan. In all phases of his life he loved many cats and dogs. He was a sweet and caring soul who will be missed dearly. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, August 9, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at EAST LAWN PALMS CHAPEL, 5801 E. Grant Rd.


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Linda Atkielski

August 2, 2014

Dear Debbie, Hope you and your family are hanging in there. I think of you often. Because we are both nurses and due to your long career at Devon Gables, I meet many people who know and love you. I myself have many fond memories. Peace, Love & Prayers, Linda (53) ;o)

Sonya Sylvester Mowatt

August 1, 2014

Dear Debra,
I was deeply sadden to learn of Bobby's death. A thoughtful and caring man. You created a marvelous pictorial history - It brought back many early memories. It looks like you shared a wonderful life. His memory will live in the hearts of his family and friends.

Gene, Jim, Skip, Dennis, Paul & Derek

January 9, 2014

Debbie & Family,
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of such a wonderful,funny and smart guy.It took us many years to get to know Bob, alway quiet and to himself, however, when the layers were stripped away he became one of the guys. Rest in peace friend.

August 7, 2013

Debbie, Heather, Kimmy and Family,
Our prayers and thoughts are with you now and always.
May God Bless keeping you in his care especially at this difficult time.
Kennedy Family

August 7, 2013

Debbie and family...I am so sorry about your very unexpected loss. Bless you all...Diana Whitman

Mary Ann Conway

August 6, 2013

Dear Debbie, Heather, Kimmy and family,

You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

Love, Mary Ann Conway

August 6, 2013

The entire Staff at Foothills Rehablitation Center are sending our prayers and thoughts with you and your family in this time of great loss.
Bob is watching down on you from above and always will be til you meet again.

Betsy Quiroz

August 6, 2013

Debbie and family, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless and watch over you at this difficult time.

Tommy Stefanek

August 6, 2013

My prayers and thoughts are with the entire Friebus family. Bob was an incredible man. He was always so caring and fun. All my love, Tommy Stefanek

Irene Riesgo

August 6, 2013

We are so sorry for the loss of your husband. our prayers are with you and your family.