Robert D. Schoen, 52, of Oak Park, died on Nov. 27, 2012. Born on Nov. 9, 1960, he is survived by his wife, Marieke (nee Dekker); his children, Alex and Audrey; his siblings, Bridget (Bill) Slattery, Tim, Jim (Julie), Charlie (Carol) and Barbara (Vic) Sahara; his in-laws, Corry (Dino Dina) Dekker, Hanneke (Mike) Deeken and Tim (Kay) Dekker; and his many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jeremiah and Patricia Schoen.
A celebration of life was held on Nov. 30 at Brookfield Zoo (Lakeside at the Salt Creek Nature Trail), 8400 W. 31st St. in Brookfield. Interment was private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to "The RDS Family Trust" c/o Chase Bank, in support of Alex and Audrey's education fund or to the University of Chicago Cancer Center are appreciated.
Arrangements were handled by Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home.