Robert W. Bretz

Robert Bretz

Robert W. Bretz, age 86, of Berwyn.  Beloved husband of Geraldine Bretz, nee Capalbo; loving father of Robert Bretz Jr., William (Charmaine) Bretz, Maria (Frank) Beran, Michael (Nicole) Bretz and James Bretz; grandfather of Stephanie (Jack) Mantooth, Susan (Andy) Picker, Jacqueline (Mark) Haraburda, Lisa Bretz, Michael Bretz, Nicholas Bretz, Gianna Beran and Nina Bretz; great grandfather of Gina Bretz, Jacob Picker and Emma Picker; uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation Tuesday, October 10, 2023 8:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd. 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Funeral 10:30 A.M to St. Louise de Marillac Church, corner of Raymond & 30th La Grange Park. Mass 11:00 A.M.

Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside

Information 708-485-2000 or

Avid fisherman, who enjoyed playing games of chance. Loved spending time with family and friends whenever he could.

For those of you that would like to express your condolences to the family, please click on the link below and you can leave the family a message. If you wish to send a sympathy card, please feel free to send it to Hitzeman Funeral Home, 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513 c/o Robert W. Bretz Family. We will gladly forward it on to the family.

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  1. D’Amico condolence:

    The Bretz household was a second home for me growing up as a kid and young adult ,Mr Bretz and Mrs Bretz always welcomed me .Mr Bretz was a class act and he will be missed

  2. Carol Suero condolence:

    So sorry for your family loss .. prayers and hugs are with you Bobby and family.

  3. Robbie Lynn condolence:

    Bretz Family
    So many years of terrific memories. That front door was open 24/7 to all of us. Mr. Bretz has left us an amazing legacy. All of us are proof of that! You kids and grandkids keep him close in your hearts he will always be with you. Tell stories, laugh, reminisce.. that’s how you keep his memory alive and well!
    Mrs. Bretz I’m so sorry. I know the pain you’re going through. Remember one thing, you got the good guy! The two of you shared a beautiful life. Not always easy I’m sure but that amazing love the two of you shared carried you through it all. Our Heavenly Father has you in his arms, Mr. Bretz holds you in his heart.
    As much as I want to be there, hug each one of you,
    I can’t.. I’m grateful to be a part of your family..
    I love you all very much,
    Robbie Lynn

  4. Maureen Kitzer condolence:

    To Mike and family. My sincere condolences on the
    death of your father. May he RIP. Sincerely,
    Maureen Kitzer

  5. William Hudecek condolence:

    Sorry for your loss. He always had a kind word and smile for us neighborhood kids. I have many fond memories of him.

  6. Bart Casper condolence:

    Dear Bob. I’m so glad we had the opportunity to spend time with you and Gerri throughout the years, and especially this summer at Mike and Nicole’s. Of course, not knowing you would be leaving us so shortly after, the memories of that day will be particularly meaningful. However, for as long as I have known you it was a privilege and a thrill to hang out with you, drink a few beers, listen to some stories, share some laughs, enjoy family. We will miss you man. We love you. We will hold your memory in our hearts forever. Peace to you good man. Peace to you.

  7. Gloria Arciniega condolence:

    Dear Mike and Nicole and family and all the family. Sorry for the loss of a wonderful man I’ve gotten to spend time . The love you n Gerri share that was beautiful. Bob I loved always hearing about how you n you beautiful wife, Met. Mike may you hold close to your heart all the memories you have n always talk n share them. I realize it isn’t easy to loss someone so dear to you. All I can say it will hit you in wavy n at those time talk about it n yes let a cry out. Bob was loved by many not only family. This in itself what a good man he was. Bob rest in peace. To the family of Bob sorry for your loving dad.

  8. Frank Beran condolence:

    This man lived life in service of his family and selflessly provided for those dependent on him. He was loved by many as he was cheerful, kind, humble, and generous. He will surly be missed.

    “It is not death that a man should fear, but rather he should fear never beginning to live.” —Marcus Aurelius

  9. Wendy Herrin condolence:

    My deepest Condolences to the Family.My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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