“Our visit was prompted by the sudden and stunning loss of our daughter, E. We had no idea what to do or what to expect, but Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home was beyond helpful and understanding. You were so patient with us and let our son run all around the facility. We are grateful for how your group handled everything — so many things we had never thought about. Truly, we were blindsided and we thank you for helping us through these tough days.”
— S. and F.
Robert W. Bortman
November 17, 1938 - April 17, 2012
Robert W. “Bob” Bortman, age 73, a resident of Dixon, IL since 2002, formerly of Westchester, Broadview and Darien, IL, died Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at his home. He was born November 17, 1938 in Chicago, IL. Bob grew up in Cicero, IL, moved to West Allis, WI, then to Westchester, IL. He graduated from Proviso High School, Class of 1956. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Business from North Central College in Naperville and worked as a manufacturer’s representative for many years in the metal industry. Bob served in the U.S. Army Reserves and was a former member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Darien, IL. Bob enjoyed taking care of his yard, exploring history and sharing the outdoors with his family.