Robert Merkel Obituary

Robert Thomas Merkel
Robert Thomas Merkel

July 20, 1980 - July 24, 2014
Born in Aurora, Illinois
Resided in Oswego, IL


Robert Thomas Merkel, 34, of Oswego, formerly of California, passed away peacefully on July 24, 2014 surrounded by his family after a courageous 2 year battle with cancer.

He is survived by his wife Kelly Kras Merkel, one son Kane and daughter Kalifornia.

Rob's parents are John and Brenda Merkel of Oswego.

He has three brothers, Jason (Jodi) Merkel of Yorkville, Daniel (Jung Mi) Merkel of Aurora and John K. Merkel of Oswego.

Rob is an uncle to Sarah and Megan Merkel.

He has many great and thoughtful friends both in Oswego and California.

Rob was preceded in death by his sweet sister, Katherine Rose seven years ago, his paternal grandparents, Lormor and JoAnn Merkel and maternal grandparents, Robert and Carolyn Carlson.

Rob grew up in Oswego, Illinois and was involved in many sports while in school. Later in life he was involved in disc golf, radio-controlled trucks and many other outdoor activities. He was a licensed contractor in northern California and was the very proud owner of Doughboy Painting in Willits, California.

Rob loved life, especially his wife and kids. He brought a smile to everyone he met. He will be greatly missed by everyone.

In lieu of flowers, any donations will be used to assist with funeral expenses and the college fund for the children.

A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Anne's Church at 551 Boulder Hill Pass, Oswego on Saturday, August 2nd at 10AM. Friends and family to gather at the Kras' home in Oswego for 6PM reception.
Arrangements by DuPage Cremations, Ltd. and Memorial Chapel (630) 293-5200.




Family Gathering
Kras' Home
Oswego, IL
Saturday, August 2, 2014
10:00 AM
Memorial Mass
St. Anne's Church
551 Boulder Hill Pass
Oswego, 60543
Saturday, August 2, 2014
10:00 AM