Robert Schappert, 93

Oak Park resident

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Robert C. Schappert, 93, of Oak Park, died on April 17, 2019. He started the track team and the Newman Club at East Tennessee State University, as his Catholic faith was very important to him. He loved fishing, reading, writing, and most of all, telling jokes and making people laugh. 

Robert was the husband of the late Ruth Lamie Schappert (nee Buchanan); the father of Kevin (Betsy), James, Mary Anne (Tom) Daniels, Jenny (the late Joseph) Macino, Ruthie Schappert, and David (Jolene) Schappert; the grandfather of Katie (Sean) Fuller, Jennifer Morris, Jessica, John, and Joe Daniels, Lindsay and Julie Macino, Sarah Schappert, and Nina Schappert; the great-grandfather of Hayden, Natalie and McKenna; brother of the late Joe (the late Mary) Schappert; and the uncle of many. 

Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 4 at 10 a.m. until time of Mass, 10:30 a.m., at St. Catherine of Siena-St. Lucy Church, 38 N. Austin Blvd. in Oak Park. 

Interment is private. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Heart Association are appreciated. Additional information is available at 708-383-3191 or

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