Robert Whiteley, 78

Army veteran, jack of all trades

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Robert H. Whiteley, 78, of Forest Park, died on Dec. 25, 2017 at Edward Hines Veterans Hospital in Maywood. Born in Oak Park on April 29, 1939, he was raised in Oak Park and served in the U.S. Army. A "jack of all trades," he retired in 1985. 

Robert Whiteley is survived by his wife, Carole Lindgren; his children, Debra Ludvik, Sherry (Charlie) Fistr, Philip (Janet) Lantz, and Lester Lantz of Forest Park. 

Visitation was held on Jan. 2 at Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home in Oak Park. Graveside service with military honors will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 3 at Big Foot Cemetery in Harvard.

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