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Robert (Bob) Phelan McKim, 89

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Robert (Bob) Phelan McKim passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020, at White Oaks in Huntley, Ill. He was born in Woodstock, Ill., 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 June 27, 1959, in Woodstock.

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 in March 1997; his brother, George (Bud) in March 2013; 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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