Richard “Dick” W. Grob, 78, of Herscher formerly of Joliet for 40 years, passed away on January 28, 2020 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.  He was born on September 23, 1941 in Kankakee to Vernon and Lucille (Jensen) Grob.  Dick worked for Caterpillar in Joliet for 32 years, was a member of Aurora Deaf Club, Chicago Deaf Club and attended the Illinois School for the Deaf in Jacksonville where he graduated in 1962. He helped on the family farm growing up.  He enjoyed bowling, golfing, fishing, going to the casino and loved sports including the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears and watching all of the Herscher Tigers athletics. 

Richard is survived by his life partner of 39 years, Paula Fitch, sister and brother-in-law, Ronda (Stan) Wenzelman of Bonfield and brothers, Ralph Grob of Bonfield and Robert Grob of Manteno, and six nieces and nephews, Kelly, Stacey, Josh, Jeff, Jason, and James.  He was preceded in death by his parents. 

There was a visitation on Monday, February 3, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with an 11:00 a.m.  funeral at the Schreffler Funeral Home, Kankakee Chapel. Rev. Keith Mandley officiated. Burial followed at Grand Prairie Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Grand Prairie United Methodist Church or to Apostolic Pentecostal Church for the Deaf Ministry, St. Louis, MO

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