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Robert J. Fondriest

March 28, 1952 - February 12, 2022

Robert J. Fondriest Robert J. Fondriest
    February 26, 2022 | 1:00 to 4:00 P.M.
  • Yurs Funeral Home
    405 E. Main Street
    St. Charles, Illinois 60174
  • Funeral
  • February 26, 2022 | 4:00 P.M.
  • Yurs Funeral Home
    405 E. Main Street
    St. Charles, Illinois 60174
  • Burial Location

Robert (Bob) J Fondriest passed away peacefully on February 12, 2022 after a long fought battle with cancer. He leaves behind his wife Krista; his children Tim (Terra) Fondriest, Mark (Kristin) Fondriest, Rebecca (Andrew) Stringer, and Mary (Dan) Johnston and their mother Kathy Fondriest; his grandchildren Amelia, Dominic, Henry, Tucker, Ray, Layla, Emmett; Allexandrya, Spencer, Jane and Jacob; his father Bruno Fondriest; his sister Linda Andreeff; his sister-in-law Andrea; his nephews Steven (Susan) Andreeff and Dan Andreeff. Not to be forgotten is his four legged fur buddy, Garfunkle. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Efra Fondriest, and his brother-in-law, Steve Andreeff.

Bob was born on March 28, 1952 in Chicago, IL. He graduated from The University Of Illinois at Chicago, and after receiving his registered pharmacist designation, moved his family to Batavia where he spent nearly twenty years running Johnson’s Drug Store. He so enjoyed meeting people and serving the community in this capacity. After Johnson’s closed, he finished out his professional career as a clinical pharmacist with Elgin Mental Health Center.

Bob enjoyed spending time with his kids. He made many road trips around the country visiting them as they relocated for jobs and eventually settled and started families of their own. He loved being “Papa” to his grandkids and gushed about them often. Bob also spent a lot of time on his Harley and riding with his motorcycle club. He was a lover of the outdoors and nature and enjoyed the many trips he made on his bike around the country.

Bob was an avid Chicago Blackhawks fan, and his love for the sport of hockey led him to participate in men’s league tournaments in the United States, Canada and around Europe. He was a proud member of the Chicago Blackhawk Alumni Association, where he enjoyed weekly Friday skates, mentored youth through their scholarship program, and relished in the camaraderie that the Alumni provided. It goes without saying he enjoyed watching his team win three recent Stanley Cups.

After his cancer diagnosis, Bob became involved in Living Well Cancer Resource Center in Geneva. It became a place of support for him over the last several years and provided the opportunity to give back and connect with others living with cancer.  Bob was recently splitting his time between St Charles, IL and Seminole, FL, where he and Krista traveled the Gulf Coast and enjoyed time together. He was a friendly, outgoing guy who will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.


A Memorial Visitation will be 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Saturday, February 26, 2022, at Yurs Funeral Home 405 E. Main Street, St. Charles, Illinois 60174. A Memorial Service will follow the visitation at 4:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to: Living Well Cancer Resource Center, Fox Valley Food For Health, and The Chicago Blackhawk Alumni Association


Grant and Jodi Fisher from Saint Charles, IL

"Bob (Doc) was a kind and considerate man. He will be missed. Condolences to Krista and Bob's family"

Dixie from st.petersburg, FL

"Knowing Bob for just a short time, he had shown me some of his many faucets. Such a caring, warm, sincere man. The love for his family was immense. 🙏"

Erika from Temecula , CA

"My deepest condolences. You are in my thoughts."

Fenn & Mary Wimberly from Harrison, AR

"Are thoughts are with you all."

Ben Eaton ( Wizzz) LLFFLL from PLANO, IL

"Robert was a great guy and always a smooth operator, fun to be around. "Doc" as we called him was a positive force in life and will be surely missed. Dino will have another hockey player for the team."

Larry Scanlon from San Antonio, TX

"Always looked forward to talking with Doc any chance I could get. Will be missed"

Peter Marsh from Clarendon Hills , IL

"Will miss our Friday afternoon skates with the Alumni. Rest In Peace my friend."

Bob Nardella from Rosemont , IL

"Bob was a very kind and considerate man with a huge heart, My sincere condolences to the whole family. He will be missed dearly."

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"I always had a fun the few times I spent with Robert. Some great stories for sure! He was very generous and kind, and treated me like i was one of his own. My heart goes out to his family. Peace be with you."

Dorothy Fondriest-Fichtner from Rockford, IL

"Our deepest sympathies to the families of Bob. We are very sorry for your loss."

Tina Mccorkle from Big Rock, IL

"Rest In Peace my Dear friend. We had a great time together and I will Miss you❤️ My heartfelt sympathy to Krista and family."

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