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Robert Phillip Wilkes

Obituary for Robert Phillip Wilkes

November 16, 1938 - July 11, 2021
Elk Grove Village, Illinois | Age 82


Robert Phillip Wilkes, age 82, of Elk Grove Village, passed away on July 11, 2021 at his home.

Robert was born in Chicago on November 16, 1938, the son of Dorfield and Lillian Wilkes. He married the love of his life Marguerite Olis in Chicago on June 25, 1960 and they spent 50 wonderful years together.

Robert proudly served for the United States Marine Corps from 1956 to 1958. He was an avid Chicago Bears and White Sox fan. Robert was a family man who enjoyed spending his free time boating, fishing and family gatherings at the lake house. Family meant the world to him especially his beloved wife Marguerite, whom he loved dearly. Robert and Marguerite loved Las Vegas where they lived for over 10 years. Robert was loved by many and will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his children: Patricia Vicere, Peggy (Vince) Clesceri, Robert( Tina) Wilkes and James (late Pam) Wilkes; his grandchildren, Raina, Stephanie, Richard, Hannah, Kelsey and Katie; his great grandchildren: Isabella, Landon, Liv, Richard III, Liam, Riley and Bennett as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Robert was preceded in death by his beloved wife Marguerite, and his parents Dorfield and Lillian Wilkes.

Visitation will take place on Friday, July 16, 2021 from 4pm to 8pm at Colonial Funeral Home 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry, IL. Funeral Mass will be on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 10am at Christ the King Church in Wonder Lake, IL, followed by interment with military honors at Christ the King Cemetery in Wonder Lake, IL.

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591 Ridgeview Drive
McHenry, IL 60050
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