Robert “Bob” F. Fuchs, 90, of Woodstock, died Friday, July 6, 2018, at JourneyCare Woodstock surrounded by his family.
He was born June 15, 1928, to Albert J. and Magdalen (George) Fuchs. Bob was raised in Woodstock, where he met and later married Eileen R. Demuth on Sept. 16, 1950, in Woodstock. From Nov. 10, 1950, to Oct. 28, 1952, Bob served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. After returning home, he worked at Woodstock Die Cast for many years.
Bob loved to garden and would grow enough food to feed his family all winter, also sharing his bounty with friends and neighbors. He was a “Master Gardener” before people used that term. You could always count on him to lend a hand. There are few more generous with their time. In his later years he was known as “man about town.” On almost any given day he could be spotted at his favorite local restaurant giving the girls a hard time and expecting it back! Bob always said “the first hundred years are the hardest,” which showed his sense of humor.
He is survived by his three children, Shirley Firak, Robert J.Fuchs, and Lynda Christopher; four grandchildren, David Blue, Elise Harland, Jordan Fuchs, Jace Fuchs; one great-granddaughter, Mia Harland; a sister, Mary Beth Fuchs; and many nieces and nephews who were a big part of his life.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Eileen, in 2013; a sister, Barbara K. Kopsell; a brother, Thomas G. Fuchs.
A memorial gathering at 10 a.m. followed by a mass at 11 a.m. will be held on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at the St. Joseph’s Center/St. Mary Church in Woodstock. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Woodstock.
Cremation services were handled by Northern Illinois Funeral Services. Additional arrangements by Symonds Funeral Homes.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to JourneyCare, Woodstock.