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Robert Hofstra

Robert J. "Bob" Hofstra

Monday, October 2nd, 1950 - Monday, August 10th, 2020
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Obituary

Robert J. "Bob" Hofstra, age 69, late of Frankfort, IL formerly of Baton Rouge, LA and Houston, TX. Beloved husband for 41 years to Betty, nee Richardson. Loving father of Dr. Rebekah (Dr. William "Rusty") Shappley III, John Hofstra and Dr. Timothy (Dr. Ava) Hofstra. Cherished grandfather "Pops" of Liam IV, Silas and Quinn Shappley; Brianna Hofstra and soon to be born Noah Hofstra. Devoted son of Louise and the late John Hofstra. Dear brother of Lois (Wayne) VanderTuin and Alice Hofstra. Dearest uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Dedicated process safety engineer retiring from BP in 2017. Bob was very involved at his church. He served as a Sunday School teacher for many years, as well as a deacon and an elder.

Visitation Thursday, August 13, 2020 from 3-5 p.m. at Colonial Chapel, 15525 S. 73rd Ave. (155th/Wheeler Dr. & Harlem) Orland Park, IL with a Private Funeral Service at 6:00 p.m. To uphold safety guidelines, all guests are asked to wear a mask and respect social distancing requirements. While the Funeral Service is limited to Bob's immediate family, a live-stream will be available. Please visit Bob's Obituary on Colonial Chapel's web-site at colonialchapel.com to view the live-stream of the Funeral Service.

Live-stream link for Bob's Funeral Service Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.


Memorials to:

Rehoboth Christian School
P.O. Box 41
Rehoboth, NM 87322

are appreciated.

Express your thoughts and condolences at colonialchapel.com 708-532-5400
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 13th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    When
    Thursday, August 13th, 2020 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location
    Colonial Chapel
    Address
    15525 S. 73rd Ave.
    ORLAND PARK, IL 60462
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Visitation Thursday, August 13, 2020 from 3-5 p.m. at Colonial Chapel, 15525 S. 73rd Ave. (155th/Wheeler Dr. & Harlem) Orland Park, IL with a Private Funeral Service at 6:00 p.m. To uphold safety guidelines, all guests are asked to wear a mask and respect social distancing requirements. While the Funeral Service is limited to Bob's immediate family, a live-stream will be available. Please visit Bob's Obituary on Colonial Chapel's web-site at colonialchapel.com to view the live-stream of the Funeral Service. The link will be posted shortly.
  • Service

    Thursday, August 13th, 2020 | 6:00pm
    When
    Thursday, August 13th, 2020 6:00pm
    Location
    Colonial Chapel
    Address
    15525 S. 73rd Ave.
    ORLAND PARK, IL 60462
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Private Funeral Service. While the Funeral Service is limited to Bob's immediate family, a live-stream will be available. Please visit Bob's Obituary on Colonial Chapel's web-site at colonialchapel.com to view the live-stream of the Funeral Service. The link will be posted shortly.

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Dow Heard

Posted at 08:46pm
We loved Bob & Betty. A kind man & good servant of the Lord. May God bless Betty & the entire family, Dow & Russelle Heard
SR

Shelia Roberson

Posted at 03:55pm
So sorry to hear about the loss of Bob, he was a kind, wonderful man, who loved Christ. With deepest sympathy, Shelia and Dennis Roberson of Houston, Texas.
LT

Linda Trader

Posted at 09:33am
Bob was a wonderful man, father and deacon. We loved him and Betty at the Cornerstone class at Tallowood Baptist Church and enjoyed watching the children growing up. He will be sorely missed.
Linda Trader
SB

Sandy Bishop

Posted at 07:59pm
We offer our loving sympathy to all of you! So sorry we were not able to make it to the visitation but our thoughts and prayers are with you. Thank you for sharing this live stream of the funeral service. We were blessed to be able to hear Rebecca, John and Tim's words and hear the pastor's message. Beautiful! God bless you, Dave & Sandy Bishop
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