Robert Rodriguez, age 61, of Elgin, IL passed away on Thursday July 24, 2014 at Journey Care in Barrington, IL.  He was born September 15, 1952 in Elgin, IL to Petra Rivera Soto.

Whether you called him Roberto, Papa, or Abuelo, he was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed reading, gardening, and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was strong, helpful, and a fighter.  As a huge Elvis Presley fan, he leaves the world with one last thought: “the record shows I took the blows and did it My Way.”

Robert is survived by his wife, Antonia, his children, Robert (Laurie), Wanda (Andrew), Wendy (Victor), Rikk (Angela) and Anthony; five grandchildren, Andrew and Alex, Abigail, Joshua and Benjamin, and six brothers and sisters, Rey, Roy, Marta, Rene, Ramon, and Juanita.

Proceeded in Death by his brother Richard Rodriguez

Visitation will be Monday July 28, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park Street, Elgin, IL 60120 interment will be Tuesday,  July 29 at 1:00 p.m. at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, 20953 W Hoff Rd, Elwood, IL 60421 with military honors. For information please call 847-741-1128 or see

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