Robert B. Vorisek, age 93, passed away peacefully on October 22nd in his home in Northbrook.
The son of Joseph and Emily (Bauml) Vorisek, Robert was born 19 June 1928 in Fox River Grove. A retired Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army (RA), he was blessed to have found love twice in his life with his wife Katherine (Kay) and dearest friend Kathy Michael. He is preceded in death by his wife Kay, married while stationed in Yamaguchi, Japan, and preceded in death by his son Joseph. He is survived by his brother James (Margaret) and his children Mary Ann Dilla (William), Katherine Vorisek (Donald Einbecker), Colonel (Ret.) Robert Vorisek (Kathryn) and grandchildren T.R. (Laine), William, Betsy (Timothy), Max, Emily, Mary Katherine, Thomas, and Jack, along with his great grandsons Luke and James.
He attended Oak Glen, a one room schoolhouse in Fox River Grove. Upon graduation from Crystal Lake High School in 1946, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served honorably for 22 years retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He served several tours in Europe and Southeast Asia including an assignment to the 22nd Vietnamese Infantry Division. Among his many military awards, he was decorated with the Bronze Star and Air Medal for his actions.
He was a graduate of the University of Maryland and served as a Vice President of the First National Bank of Chicago. Later he served on the McHenry County Board for fifteen years and served for four years as the Algonquin Township Supervisor. He was active in the PTA, Boy Scouts, Little League, and multiple veterans’ organizations. During his many years of service, he was most proud of creating the Veterans Assistance Commission for McHenry County which helps veterans overcome challenges after serving in the military. In addition, his steadfast advocacy for responsible, sustained growth in the development of Foxmoor in Fox River Grove had a meaningful impact on the community.
Visitation will be held on Friday, October 29, 2021, from 4pm-8pm at Kahle-Moore Funeral Home, 403 Silver Lake Rd, Cary. The funeral mass will be held on Saturday, Oct 30, 2021, at 10am at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 410 N. First St, Cary. Burial will be private at Fort Sheridan in Highwood with full military honors. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to Margaret’s Village in Chicago. Margaret’s Village was founded by Kay Vorisek’s roommate Sister Margaret Traxler, S.S.N.D. to support homeless women and children. https://www.margaretsvillage.org/