Robert “Bob” T. Erickson

American FlagRobert “Bob” T. Erickson, age 88, of LaGrange Park, IL. WWII Army Paratrooper Veteran. Beloved husband of fifty four years to Patricia A. Erickson, nee Ryan; fond father of Lynn Erickson; dear grandfather of Amber Sendlak and Nicki Ellingson; uncle of many nieces and nephews. Robert was a former member of the Burnham Park Yacht Club, very competitive sailor, skilled skier and world traveler. Visitation Friday, February 17, 2017, 3 P.M. to 7 P.M. and Saturday, February 18, 2017, 11 A.M. to Time of Service 11:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd. 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Interment Private. Memorials appreciated to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 2211 North Oak Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60707. Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Laura Picerno condolence:

    Dear Pat,

    I am sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. I am in California now but will be back Thursday, I will see you at the wake.

  2. Al Chilenskas condolence:

    Sorry to learn of his passing Patricia. My relationship with Bob goes way back to the happy times that we spent sailing and skiing. I miss those times and the occasional times we got together in our later years.

    My condolences to you and your family.

  3. Jane Shen-Miller Schopf condolence:

    I am so sorry.
    We have not seen each other since my Chicago days, but I have such good memories of meeting the Ericksons at the yacht club many a summers, and tennis and gatherings at the Chilenskas’.
    Bob had a wonderful life, he is a lucky fellow. We celebrate his life!

  4. Tom and Sandy Race condolence:

    Pat, so sorry to hear about Bob. Thomas still uses that Velcro band you gave him years ago. It does not look much better!

  5. June and Burt Ebanks condolence:

    We are so very sorry for your loss.
    Bob and I started out testing each other then as we learned to respect each other it became a deep friendship. I have missed the morning breakfasts after we retired and the phone calls since I moved away.

  6. sally riessen hunt condolence:

    Pat, So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. I was out of the country and sad to have missed the services and give you a hug.

    Fondly remember our many talks at Wilmot.

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