Robert James Leverenz was born Feb. 23, 1960, in Elgin, Ill., to Esther Kabrick and Arthur Leverenz. Rob passed into the arms of his Savior, Jesus, on Aug. 24, 2022, with his loving wife at his side.
Rob had a lifelong battle with tuberous sclerosis and intractable seizures but always remained positive. Rob married the love of his life, Cindy Nelson, on Oct. 1, 1994. They were blessed to have three wonderful children, Noah, Jonah, and Hope.
Rob leaves behind his wife; children; mother, Esther Kabrick; and two brothers, Jeff (Gail) Leverenz and Dave (Vicki) Leverenz; two nephews, Derek and Daniel; and a niece, Lauren. He was preceded in death by his father.
Rob loved his children and all of their activities and was a major caretaker of Noah, who is severely disabled. Rob was very active in his children’s lives and activities and loved them deeply. Rob was an electronics technician and loved to work until his seizure disorder left him unable. Rob was an amateur radio operator who loved all his interactions with people.
Rob also volunteered at the Challenger Learning Center, where he was lovingly labeled as “Mr Fix-it.” Rob went through many different devices and medications trying to control his seizures. He always remained optimistic and hopeful that each plan would work. Whenever asked how he was doing, his reply would always be “good” no matter how difficult things were. He had an extremely kind and gentle soul, and his desire was to always help others who had the similar struggle with seizures. He was always an advocate and contact person for those who were going through similar trials.
We are grateful to Dr. Marvin Rossi, his neurologist at Rush, and to Nancy Monica, who is an incredible advocate and resource for epilepsy and the Epilepsy Foundation.
Rob was an active member of Harvest Bible Chapel and accepted the gift of salvation. His love for his Lord and Savior was his source of hope and strength. God watched over each detail of his life and faithfully provided and blessed him, to God be all the glory. Rob lived each day fully and surely was welcomed into heaven with the Lord saying, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.” He will be greatly missed.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022, at the Harvest Bible Chapel, 580 Tracy Trail, Crystal Lake, IL 60014, from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service, followed by a luncheon. Interment services will be held at the McHenry County Memorial Park cemetery in Woodstock at 2:30 p.m.
For information, call the Funeral Home at 815-338-1710 or visit slmcfh.com.