Robert Raymond Sheehan, 90
Robert Raymond Sheehan died surrounded by his loving family at his residence at Lombard Place in Lombard on July 18, 2019, at the age of 90. He was born September 9, 1928, in Chicago. Beloved son of Raymond and Ethel (Hochlassen) Sheehan and brother of Richard Sheehan (deceased). Married to Joy Marie (Ten Bruin) Sheehan on July 16, 1949, in Asheville, No. Car. (pre-deceased 2008).
Loving father of Kevin (Rose Prisel), Kathryn (deceased 2007 from breast cancer), Thomas (Kelly Bernish), Patrick (Julie Miller), and attentive grandfather to eight grandchildren (Edie, Kelly, David, Timothy, Stephanie, Michael, Ryan, William), and eight great grandchildren.
Graduated from St. Phillips High School in 1948, Loyola University with undergraduate degree in 1952 and Juris Doctor in 1966.
Bob enjoyed an illustrious career at Bankers Life & Casualty beginning in 1948, first as claims adjuster then as corporate counsel from 1966 to 1992, then led a private practice 1966-2002. He fulfilled philanthropic duties as a member of the Elks Lodge for 24 years and with contributions to several charitable organizations.
He resided in Mesa, Ariz., for several years with Joy Marie until 2008. He then reconnected with former Bankers Life coworker Marion “Mikki” Unger (widowed), with whom he has relished life and created wonderful memories with. She was a catalyst in his cheerfulness and shared in the Sheehan family’s happiest memories.
Robert was the quintessential Renaissance Man with many great qualities: intellectual, investor, traveler, vintner, farmer, chef, sportsman, private pilot, RV’er, motorcyclist and multiple property owner. He always carried his trusty Swiss Army knife, was respectful and respected, was an excellent role model and will forever be missed.
Ahlgrim Funeral Home in Elmhurst provided cremation services. In lieu of a viewing, a private celebration of life will be held by the family at a later date. Arrangements provided by the family.


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