Obituaries

top banner

Obituary Listings

Robert W. Kreutz

April 1, 1925 November 28, 2017
Robert  W. Kreutz
There are condolences waiting approval on Robert 's Tribute wall

Plant a tree in memory of Robert

An environmentally friendly option
Obituary for Robert W. Kreutz

Robert W. Kreutz, 92, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017. 

He was born April 1st, 1925 in Chicago, IL., to William C. and Mabel M. (Zender) Kreutz.  He is survived by his wife Virginia of 68 years, and their 6 children, Barbara (Bernie) Hobin and Mary (Bill) Voorhees, of Peoria, Kathleen (Bob) Vonachen of Springfield, IL, Judith Mahoney and Michael (Sue) Kreutz of Peoria, Steven (Christine) Kreutz of Chicago, IL, 19 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. 

Robert grew up in Chicago, IL, graduating from Sullivan High School, then attended Syracuse University and Eureka College. He proudly served his country in WWII as 1st Lieutenant and Pilot in the Pacific Theatre with the 11th Air Force.  After the service, he met and married Virginia A. McCartney on April 23, 1949 in Chicago IL., and they made a life and family together in Peoria, IL.  

His professional career as a salesman included Insurance Agent and General Agent for Illinois Mid-Continent Life Ins. Co, General Agent and Agency Vice President for State Life of Illinois, President and Director of Central Investors Life of IL, and Vice President and Director of Insurance Investors & Holding Company of IL.  He was a member of the Million Dollar Round Table and Illinois Leaders Round Table.  He later worked as Manufacturers Representative and President of Mid-America Distributing Corp., retiring in 1988. 

Robert was co-founder of the Rolling Meadows, Illinois Little League and a charter member of the Arlington Heights, IL Elks Lodge #2048.  He was a member of Willow Knolls Country Club & Golf League and a Saturday Morning Golf League for 53 years, playing up to age 89. He was an avid sports fan, and lived to see his Chicago Bears win the Super Bowl and his Cubs win the World Series.

Bob was privileged to be an Honor Flight participant in 2013 and was an active member of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church and former member of St. Philomena Church.  A devoted husband and father, he was happiest when attending family gatherings, wintering with his wife in Florida, or on the golf course with good friends. He was well loved, loved well, and will be missed by all.

Family wishes to thank Robert’s caregivers at OSF Medical and AC Skylines for their kind and compassionate care. It was greatly appreciated.

Funeral Mass will be 10:00 AM, Monday, December 4, 2017 at St. Philomena Catholic Church with Fr. David Richardson officiating. Visitation will be from 3:00 – 6:00 PM, Sunday, December 3, 2017 also at St. Philomena Church with a further visitation one hour prior to Mass on Monday. Entombment will follow in Resurrection Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church or Greater Peoria Honor Flight, PO Box 5072, Peoria, IL 61601.

Friends and family may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences to www.wrightandsalmon.com

Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

3

Dec

3:00 PM 12/3/2017 3:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 12/3/2017 6:00:00 PM
St. Philomena Catholic Church

1000 W. Albany Ave
Peoria, IL 61604

St. Philomena Catholic Church
1000 W. Albany Ave Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Visitation

Monday

4

Dec

9:00 AM 12/4/2017 9:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 12/4/2017 10:00:00 AM
St. Philomena Catholic Church

1000 W. Albany Ave
Peoria, IL 61604

St. Philomena Catholic Church
1000 W. Albany Ave Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Monday

4

Dec

10:00 AM 12/4/2017 10:00:00 AM
St. Philomena Catholic Church

1000 W. Albany Ave
Peoria, IL 61604

St. Philomena Catholic Church
1000 W. Albany Ave Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum Final Resting Place

7519 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614

7519 N Allen Rd Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Greater Peoria Honor Flight

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

6001 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614
309
Albums

Create new album
 
Subscribe To Obituaries


alt

We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
Loading...