Robert L. Petges, age 82, of Elgin, IL, passed away on December 8, 2021. He was born February 6, 1939 in Chicago, IL to his loving parents, Louis and Dorothy (née Schmidt) Petges.

Robert graduated from Glenbard High School, Class of 1958. He worked as a Green Superintendent at Salt Creek Golf Course in Wood Dale, IL, and also worked at Lipton until his retirement in 2004.

Robert and his wife, Kandee, were married for 46 years.

Robert was a huge Chicago Bears fan, and he also enjoyed golfing and fishing.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Fran Fitzgerald; brothers, William Petges, John Petges, Richard Petges, and Thomas Petges.

He is survived by his wife, Kandee Petges; daughters, Tina (Larry) Semock, Sarah Petges, and Amanda (Bill Nesmith) Petges; siblings, Donald (Kay) Petges and Joy Petges; grandchildren, Lindsey Semock, Joshua Semock, Alexis Nesmith, Jordan Nesmith, Jeffery Nesmith, and Jazmyne Nesmith; great-grandson, Nathaniel Warren; and many nieces and nephews.

Final arrangements entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home. For more information, call 847-741-1128 or visit

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