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BOB BARZ Obituary
Bob "Boomp" Barz, age 87, born in Chicago June 1, 1925 passed away June 3, 2012 surrounded by his family. Bob is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Corinne "Corky" Barz who he married Aug. 28, 1948; his four children, Bill (Margaret), Tom (Lois), Rick (Pat) and Cindy Wentzlaff; 10 grandchildren Bob (Annie) Barz, Melissa Mickey (David), Mike (Molly) Barz, Julie Beste (Jared), Katy Martin (Jake), Ruth Kniuksta (Alex), Joe Wentzlaff, Amy Barz, Tim Barz and Lisa Wentzlaff; five great- grandchildren, Jonathan and Abigail Barz, Aneliese and Nolan Beste and Tyler Mickey. He is preceded in death by his siblings, Walter and Joann Barz. Bob was a WWII Naval veteran having served in the South Pacific on the USS Whippet. He worked as an insurance claims manager and as an independent insurance agent. He was also a founding partner in Fin and Feather, a Canadian fishing resort. He lived in Crest Hill after residing in Country Club Hills for 46 years. He enjoyed wintering with friends in Long Key, FL and monthly lunch meetings with 10 lifelong friends from his Chicago grammar school (Raster) and high school (Harper) days. He enjoyed all card games, was an avid fisherman and was a lifelong football and sports fan. Bob had a strong belief in the goodness of others and consequently everyone Bob met soon became a friend. He was beloved by all for his kindness, thoughtfulness and compassion. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. To celebrate Bob's life and legacy, please join us on Friday, June 15 at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 102 E. Francis Rd., New Lenox, IL 60451, 815-485-3200 or 11:30 a.m. Visitation, 12:30 p.m. Memorial Service followed by interment at Abraham Lincoln Cemetery with full military honors. 3 to 7 p.m. Open House at American Legion Post 1977, 14414 Ford Dr. (Cedar Rd. 1/2 mile N. of Laraway Rd.), New Lenox, IL 815-485-4706. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to ,
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on June 10, 2012
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