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Robert M. Langeness

February 19, 1940 - December 1, 2019

Robert M. Langeness Robert M. Langeness
    December 8, 2019 | 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Sunday
  • Yurs Funeral Home 1771 W. State Street (Rte 38) Geneva
  • Funeral
  • December 9, 2019 | 10:00 A.M. Monday
  • St. Marks Church 320 Franklin Street Geneva
  • Burial Location
    Oak Hill Cemetery Geneva



On Sunday, December 1, 2019, Robert M. Langeness, loving husband and father of three children, passed away from this earthly world and into the arms of the Lord at the age of 79.

Robert was born on February 19, 1940, in Duluth, Minnesota, but grew up in the St. Charles area. He graduated from St. Charles East High school and then served in the U.S. Army. He was stationed in Fort Bliss, Texas, where he met his beloved soul mate Joyce and married in June of 1960.

Robert began a long advertising career with the Chicago Tribune in 1970. He moved to the Kane County Chronicle in 1982 as advertising director, and then to the Republican.

Robert served on many boards: the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, the American Cancer Society, United Way, and the Delnor Community Hospital Foundation while the new location was under construction. He additionally served as an Alderman for the City of Geneva and as chairman of the Geneva Public Safety Committee for 12 years.

He was active in the Geneva Lions Club, the Medinah Shrine, the Fox Valley Shrine Club, and Geneva Masonic Lodge #139. In June of 2019, Robert had the proud honor and privilege of being the Parade Marshall of the Swedish Days Parade in Geneva. He also had a great passion and love for Doberman Pinschers and had a total of 6 over the last 30 years.

Robert was preceded in death by his mother Roberta, and father, Lewis. Robert is survived by his wife Joyce, his three children Troy (Peggy) Langeness, Todd (Meg) Langeness, Amy (Langeness) McLaughlin (Mike), and 8 grandchildren: Bobby and Jimmy Langeness, Josie and Bo Langeness, Patrick McLaughlin, Marine Sergeant Danny McLaughlin, Marine Sergeant Matthew McLaughlin, and Navy Airman Thomas McLaughlin, and a great-grandson Daniel McLaughlin on the way.  Robert is also survived by his sister, Pat (Langeness) Pappalardo.

Visitation Services will be held on Sunday, December 8, 2019, at Yurs Funeral Home, 1771 W State St, (Rt. 38), Geneva, IL, from 1:00-5:00 PM.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, December 9, 2019, 10:00 AM at St. Mark’s Church, 320 Franklin St., Geneva, IL. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Geneva following the service. A light luncheon will be served at St. Mark’s following the interment.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Robert’s name. Checks can be made payable to the “Robert Langeness Memorial Fund” and mailed in care of PO Box 266, Elburn, IL 60119.The charities supported are: Shriners Hospital for Children, St. Mark’s Church Geneva, Geneva Historical Center “Endowment Alden Odt Living History Partnership”, and Northwestern Memorial Foundation. For information please call Yurs Funeral Home Geneva 630-232-7337 or


Cheryl L Petti from Geneva, IL

"So sorry to hear. Robert was a great and very funny guy. We lost a a little color in our world today."

Patricia Langeness Pappalardo from Anderson , SC

"Will miss you Brother. Life won’t be the best same without you. I will cherish the memories. ❤️"

Dave Peterson from Crestview, FL

"Joyce, Troy, Todd, Amy, and families. I'll never forget Bob and his crazy late night runs to the funeral home in Batavia for coffee with Pike and Kay. He will be missed. My prayers and sympathies are with you all, but celebrate his life."

Mark (Hadji) Person from Milwaukee, WI

"Healing energy to the Langeness family & friends. I still have the Bob & Joyce drinking set somewhere that Bob bequeathed me on Todd's 1st move in Chicago. Bob's infectious smile and laughter will be with us always."

Eric Tepen from Monroe , LA

"Troy and Todd and families. Very sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences to all. 😢"

Cindy (Brown) Doll from Perham, MN

"Dear Pat, Losing someone so special can be unbearable. My words will have little comfort but please know you’re in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Hugs to you and yours, Pat."

Mary Lencioni Pearson from Saint Charles, IL

"A life that touches others goes on forever...Bob was that person. He will be missed!"

Joy Meade from Geneva, IL

""Bob" leaves a big hole in Geneva. He was always the friendly face in the crowd. I will truly miss seeing him around and hearing his stories. My thoughts are with all the Langness family at this time."

Ana Contreras from Aurora, IL

"I was so sorry to hear of his passing. He was quite the character. I used to ring up his orders a lot at the Goose and knew his store charge number by heart and I still do. Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends. He was one of a kind."

Carpenter from Putnam, IL

"Troy, Our deepest sympathy at the passing of your father. May the Lord comfort you and your family in the difficult days ahead."

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