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Robert O. Birkholz
(11-15-1932 - 07-30-2015)

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Robert O. Birkholz, 82, of Elgin passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at Advocate Sherman Hospital. He was born November 15, 1932 in Oak Park the son of Arthur and Leona Pittman Birkholz. He had been a resident of Elgin since 1968. He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Robert and his wife were the original owners of Pick N Paint in Elgin for many years. Nothing was more important to Bob than his family, especially his wife. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.
Surviving are his wife, Virginia Cleff Birkholz whom he married on June 4, 1955, 4 children, John (Tina) Birkholz of Elgin, Nancy Patterson (Steve Ward) South Elgin, Jean Lino of Lake in The Hills and Karen (Andy) Minehart of Elgin, 8 grandchildren, Michael and Brian Birkholz, Nicole and Dan Patterson, Nicholas Lino and Jennifer (Jermaine) Rainey, Megan and Ryan Minehart, 1 great grandson, Carter Rainey and his special pooch, Shimi.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Virginia Kilroy.
Funeral Services will be held at 8:00 P.M., Monday, August 3 at Laird Funeral Home, Elgin. Visitation will be on Monday from 4:00 P.M. until the time of the services. Memorials may be given to the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Memorial Children’s Hospital , Chicago. www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com or 847-741-8800

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