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Robert J. Lefevre

August 29, 1934 — March 23, 2023

Visitation for Robert J. Lefevre, 88, of Huntley, formerly of Palatine, will be held on Sunday, March 26, 2023 form 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Highway, Palatine. A Funeral Mass will be said on Monday, March 27, 2023 at 10:00 am at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 455 N. Benton Street, Palatine. The Interment will follow at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Cemetery, Palatine.

Robert, (Pepe), was a wonderful husband for 67 years, he earned the nickname Pepe (aka Pepe Le Pew, from the cartoon introduced in 1945. Depicted as a French striped skunk, Pepé is constantly on the quest for love.) in the service for penning romantic letters to his bride. He was the best father anyone could ask for, and a damn good pilot. He was a devoted Catholic, a charismatic and gifted story teller with a wicked sense of humor and had a laugh that could fill a room. He grew up near Spokane Washington where he enjoyed farm life with his siblings and hunting with his Dad. While he was a math major at Gonzaga, he lost a bet and had to join the Navy.  This lead to a long career in aviation ending in 1995 as a Captain with American Airlines.  In addition to flying, he held numerous leadership roles including the Safety Committee and Grey Eagles.

Robert is survived by his wife, Loana May (Rensch); children, Cheryl (Rose) Danielle and Michael (Deborah) Lefevre; siblings, Bernadette Pederson, Janet Hugo and Ann Krussel; Grandfather of 8; great grandfather of 23.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Quimby and Evangeline Lefevre and his son, Kenneth Lefevre.

In Lieu of flowers, donations will be appreciated in Robert’s memory, to Vitas Healthcare Corporation, 660 North Hicks Rd. Palatine, Illinois 60067.

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