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Robert J. Nehrlich

Obituary for Robert J. Nehrlich

July 21, 1968 - January 22, 2017
Richmond, Illinois | Age 48


Robert J. Nehrlich, Richmond, IL passed away on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, at William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital.

He was born on July 21, 1968, in Great Lakes Naval Base, Illinois, to Robert and Susan (Karsten) Nehrlich.

Robert was a beloved father to his kids, Amanda, Andrew, Samantha, and Tielor Nehrlich and Zach Cairns, and a great friend to many. Through his full and joyful life he made friends from one end of the globe to the other. As time passed his friends and family grew to calling him "Mr. Nice Guy" and that was what he was to each and every person he met. In the last few years he spent much time battling his ongoing illness and attained the nickname Ironman for his strong will to survive and overcome any obstacle in his way.

He spent many days taking his kids to state and national parks, showing them the bright and joyous history of each place and the good memories they brought him. He thought and hoped to pass each of those memories and feelings on to his kids.

Robert was a man who lived and flourished in many places, but the one place he loved the most was his hometown of Chicago. Being a man who lived everywhere and loved everyone, that one team he stayed true to was his beloved Cubbies. He was the happiest man as he watched them win the 2016 World Series.

Robert is survived by his wife, Kimberly (Dahl) Nehrlich; and his kids, Amanda, Andrew, Samantha and Tielor Nehrlich and Zach Cairns. He is also survived by his mother, Susan Nehrlich; and brother, Joel Nehrlich.

The memorial visitation will be held on May 6, 2017 at 1:00pm to 5:00pm at Colonial Funeral Home and Crematory 591 Ridgeview Dr. McHenry IL.

If anyone would like to contact the family about attending, please contact Amanda Nehrlich via Facebook.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the McHenry County Conservation District, 18410 US Highway 14, Woodstock IL 60098.

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591 Ridgeview Drive
McHenry, IL 60050
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