Robert A. Kammes, 87, of Sycamore died Thursday, June 12, 2014 peacefully at his daughter's home.
He was born December 29, 1926 in Aurora, The son of John and Anna (Konen) Kammes of Wheaton. He married Mary Brummel 66 years ago on April 21, 1948 in Naperville. She was the love of his life.
He was a life-long farmer on his many family farms, doing what he loved. In his retirements years, he enjoyed working as a crossing guard in DeKalb and was a former school bus driver.
Robert was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandpa who loved to travel and go camping with his family. He was a member of the Farm Bureau bowling league from 1962-1975 and the Grange.
Robert was a die hard Cubs fan and liked to attend and watch various sports games.
Survivors include his wife, Mary; his children, Jim (Peggy), Jane (Louie) Curce, Jeff (Terry), Greg (Theresa), Brian (Ronda) and Brad (Lisa); 14 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren and one sister, Lillian (Kammes) Brummel.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Susan Marie; his son, Mark Steven; one grandson, Billy Joe; three brothers and two sisters.
A Memorial Mass will be on Friday, July 11th at 11:00 AM at the Church of St. Mary, 244 Waterman St. in Sycamore. A Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00 AM at the Church. A luncheon and time to greet the family will follow the mass at the Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in honor of his wife to the Alzheimer's Assoc. (www.alz.org) in care of the Butala Funeral Home and Crematory of Sycamore. For info or to sign the online guest book, go to www.ButalaFuneralHomes.com or call 815-895-2833.