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Robert W. “Shu” Meyer
Age 56 of Rockdale, IL, passed away on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Amita St. Joseph Medical Center, with his loving family by his side.
Born October 13, 1965 in Joliet, IL, Bob was a son of Arthur “Bud” and Barbara J. (Née Alexander) Meyer. He was raised in the Joliet area.
Bob was dedicated in the trades as a roofer for over 28 years, and in the past eleven years was a bar tender for Sheps in Rockdale.
He was an avid golfer and a diehard Chicago Bears and White Sox fan.
In Bob’s free time, he had fun and loved spending time with his children and grandbabies. He loved his family and friends unconditionally, enjoyed helping people and would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need. He was the best man his children have ever known.
Survivors include his children; Crystal (Eric) Cast and Robert W. Meyer, Jr., grandchildren; Rylie and Kenneth Meyer and Taylor Cast, brother; Greg (Trish Nichols) Meyer, sister-in-law; Shirley Etheridge, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and countless great friends; too many to mention.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; Arthur and Barbara Meyer, granddaughter; Brooke Cast, and brothers; Chuck Meyer and Dale Etheridge.
A visitation will begin on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.
A Celebration of Life will begin at 6:15 p.m. at Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home, 1500 Black Road, Joliet, IL 60435.
Per Bob’s wishes, cremation rites will be accorded, and he will be laid to rest in Elmhurst Cemetery, Joliet, IL near his granddaughter at a later date.
Relatives and Friends are welcome to sign the online guest book by logging onto: www.PleseFuneral.com.
Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the genuine care and direction of Kenneth A. Plese, in Joliet, IL 815-735-2125.
To All the Family & Friends of BobbySo sorry for the loss. Bobby was a fun loving kid as I always said (since he was younger haha). He always had a Huge heart and would do anything for anyone. I know right now, Bobby, Dale and John (my brother in law) are having a Big; I will call Alexander Family reunion of there own. I can't remember all the last names included. I'm sure my Dad Gundy is right there with them. All have another Guardian Angel watching down on you! God Bless and Rest in Peace! Dee Gunderson Joliet, IL
Dee Gunderson Nov 30 2021 12:00 AM
What a wonderful man taken too soon. Crystal and Bobby you are in my prayers. May Bob rest in peace. You all now have him always watching over you. Live life to the fullest with no regrets. I'm sure you father would want that for you both.
Orkwiszewski Colleen Nov 27 2021 12:00 AM
Crystal and Bobby, you already know how much he will be missed. I still can't find the words except to say what a huge loss for all that knew him. He will forever be in our hearts, and on the golf course, and in the bar. I only hope when he got home we was greeted with a loud little voice yelling "Papa Shu". May he rest in peace and may your hearts be filled with memories.
Scuba Steve and Lisa Casey Nov 26 2021 12:00 AM
Bobby, you will be dearly missed As we say in our family "We love Bobby " May you rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends.
Jan Magee Nov 26 2021 12:00 AM
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