Robert P. Stephansen

Robert Stephansen

Robert P. Stephansen, age 92, of Brookfield formerly of Lyons. Past co-owner of Frank’s Hardware.  Beloved husband of the late Dorothy Stephansen, nee Szczytko; loving father of Robert (Marcia) Stephansen, Patricia (William) Fiori, Ronald (Deborah) Stephansen, Barbara (Glen) Pledge, and Richard (Victoria) Stephansen; grandfather of Amy (Brandon) Kruis, Lori (John) Weidenaar, Carolyn Fiori, Cathy Fiori, Joe Fiori, Raymond (Brittany) Stephansen, Timothy Stephansen, Sarah (Corey) Holtz, Michael (Regan) Stephansen, Elizabeth Pledge, Jessica Pledge and Brian Stephansen; great-grandfather of John, Grace, Micah, Levi, Bryant, Blakely, Geneva and Lily; brother of the late Virginia Knickelbein, Jeannette Luthringshausen, Henry Stephansen and LeRoy Stephansen; uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation Wednesday, May 25, 2022 from 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Thursday, May 26, 2022 from 9 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Funeral 9:30 A.M. to Holy Guardian Angels Parish, St. Louise de Marillac Church, corner of 30th & Raymond, La Grange Park. Mass 10 A.M.

Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Justice.

Memorials appreciated to Cantata Life Services, 8700 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL  60513.

Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Matt hipper condolence:

    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and Prayers for you and your families.

  2. Jeanne & Leo condolence:

    Leo and I send our prayers and love to you. So sorry for your loss

  3. Cameron Kruse condolence:

    Bob and Marcia, deepest condolences from my family on the passing of your father. I will be unable to attend the visitation but I wanted to reach out and express our sympathy either way.

  4. Mark Roegner condolence:

    Bob was the nicest guy I ever met at the Elks bingo. Reminded me of my grandfather grandfather.

    Mark & Betty Roegner

  5. Vicki Rolewicz condolence:

    Please accept my deep condolences… Bob was one of a kind and he kept all that attended Bingo at the Brookfield Elks in stitches! He will be sorely missed.

  6. Mark Bakos condolence:

    You will be missed Bob. Glad to have known you these past years in Bingo. I will miss ( I30- your face is dirty) I’m so sorry for the families loss. Rest Bob, there are bingo games in Heaven.

  7. June Muncy condolence:

    Marcia and family so sorry to hear of your loss! What a wonderful long life he had. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers! Fondly, June

  8. Joanne Schaeffer condolence:

    Your dad was the nicest, kindest person. He was the first person I met when I moved into Lyons in 1966. The hardware store was a block from my house and he helped me through many new homeowner crisis. Bless you kids and your families. He is at rest at the Lord’s table.

  9. Bill Calvin condolence:

    I did not know your father, but from what you’ve told me, he must have been a terrific man. I am looking forward to meeting him in heaven. In the meantime I am praying for especially you, Barb, as you grieve.

  10. Kathy G Stuart-Eddy condolence:

    Mr. Stephansen was a great neighbor and friends with my parents. I loved going to the hardware store with my dad. I’m glad to see he lived a long life and I’m sure he enjoyed his large family. May God comfort you all during this time. You have my sincere sympathies.

  11. Hope Westergren condolence:

    Marcia and family
    So sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.
    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Hope Westergren(Havlovic)

  12. Dawn Dvorak condolence:

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending prayers to all of you.

    Dawn Johansen Dvorak

  13. Berni condolence:

    I knew Bob from my Bingo Calling days at Cantata. When I changed my Volunteer day, Bob became the Resident Caller. I’m not sure he knew my name— because whenever I saw him at Wye, he called me by his nickname for me—Trouble! So sorry that I won’t be hearing him calling me that again! So sorry for your loss!

  14. Randy Kotalik condolence:

    I have known Bob for probably 40 years . He was one of those special people that would do anything for you . And one of those people who always had to be doing something which is probably why he lived as long as he did. He will be missed in this world Wish there were more people like him Rest in peace Bob

  15. Kathiravan Chokkalingam condolence:

    I am sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

  16. Erle & Alyssa condolence:

    Sorry for your loss. Your father’s clearly had a positive impact and now we know from where/whom Ron gets his handyman skills.

    Erle & Alyssa Fajardo

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