Robert “Bob” Russell Herigodt, 75

Born: December 19, 1947 (Chicago, Illinois)Passed Away: September 29, 2023 (at home in Elmhurst, Illinois)Bob Herigodt was a loving, family man, a dedicated corporate senior director of finance and a witty friend who could share a good joke with anyone.As a young child, Bob traveled to many places with his family until they settled permanently in the central Illinois town of Chatham, just south of the state capitol of Springfield.After graduating from Chatham-Glenwood High School, Bob attended Western Illinois University in Macomb where he graduated in 1969 with a bachelor of science degree in accounting.It was in his senior year at Western that he also had the good fortune to meet future wife, Kay. Launching into his accounting career and happily in love, Bob and Kay married in 1970.Professionally, Bob enjoyed a robust finance career, working for corporations such as Chemplex, ABC Rail and Greenbrier, while having the honor to travel the world working with colleagues in China, Russia, Mexico and Japan — and yes, he thoroughly enjoyed collecting all those 2.6-million frequent-flyer miles!Work and traveling aside, Bob’s main attention and care went to his daughter, Kris, as she rounded out their happy family in 1974 — only eclipsed by the birth of granddaughter, Kyleigh, who also held his full attention.Bob was a passionate sports fan (a huge Chicago Cubs and Green Bay Packers supporter), an avid golfer and also loved boating and fishing. He was also quite the foodie, and always ready to share intel about a restaurant or recipe he enjoyed.Those who knew and loved Bob will miss his sense of humor and his signature laugh.Bob is survived by his wife of 53 years, Kay Herigodt, daughter, Kris, son-in-law, Mike Miazga, granddaughter, Kyleigh, and brothers, Richard and Ray, as well as many loving extended friends and family members.A celebration of Bob’s life was held at the end of October. at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church (Pastor Gregg DeMey officiating) and Manny’s Ale House in Elmhurst. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Bob’s honor to the Shriners Hospitals for Children at