Robert “Bob” F. Fuchs, 90, US Army Korean War Veteran of Woodstock, at peace Friday, July 6, 2018 at JourneyCare Woodstock surrounded by his family. He was born June 15, 1928 to Albert J. & Magdalen nee: George Fuchs. Bob was raised in Woodstock where he met and later married Eileen R. Demuth on September 16, 1950, in Woodstock. From November 10, 1950 – October 28, 1952, Bob served in the US Army during the Korean conflict. After returning home, he worked as a painter at Woodstock Die Casting for many years. Bob loved to garden and would grow enough food to feed his family all winter, also sharing his bounty with friends and neighbors. He was a ‘Master Gardener’ before people used that term. You could always count on him to lend hand. There are few more generous with their time. In his later years he was known as ‘man about town’. On almost any given day he could be spotted at his favorite local restaurant giving the girls a hard time and expecting it back! Bob always said “the first hundred years are the hardest” which showed his sense of humor.
He is survived by his three children, Shirley, Robert J., and Lynda; four grandchildren, David Blue, Elise Harland, Jordan Fuchs, Jace Fuchs; one great-granddaughter Mia Harland; a sister Mary Beth Fuchs, and many nieces and nephews who were a big part of his life, He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Eileen in 2013; a sister, Barbara K. Kopsell; a brother, Thomas G. Fuchs.
A memorial gathering, and funeral mass will be celebrated in honor of Robert and Eileen, visitation and gathering 10 a.m. followed by a mass at 11 a.m., will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at the St. Josephs Center / St. Mary Church 312 Lincoln Ave, Woodstock, IL. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Woodstock, arrangements entrusted to the Symonds Lakes Funeral Homes of Grayslake, IL, In lieu of flowers, and memorials may be made to c/o JourneyCare, Woodstock.