Robert I. Jurres, 72, of Peotone, died Friday, March 29, 2013 at his home. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 2 from 3:00-8:00 p.m. at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home in Peotone. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, April 3 at 11:00 a.m., Rev. Bruce Salter officiating. Interment will be at Skyline Memorial Park, Monee. Memorials to the Family’s Wishes would be appreciated. Pallbearers will be David Bettenhausen, Orville Bell, John Abrahamian, Darrel Fischer, Gary Clausing, and Brandon Daney.
He is survived by his wife, Lou Ann (Temme) Jurres who he married on April 23, 1960 at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Grant Park, IL; 2 children, Gail (Mike) Strubhar and Gary Jurres; a granddaughter, Krystle Strubhar all of Peotone; and a sister, Neva Jurres Thompson of New Port Richey, FL; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was born on July 26, 1940 in Peotone to the late Irvin Jurres (6-3-1974) and Irma (Pooley) Jurres (3-15-2008). He was baptized on September 29, 1940 at the West Peotone Methodist Church and later confirmed at the same church. He was a retired farmer and current co-owner of the Peotone Bowling Center. He was currently a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, North Peotone where he formerly served as treasurer. He served on the Andres-Wilton Elevator Board and also the Will County Fair Board for many years, 10 years as treasurer. He enjoyed showing antique tractors and was involved in the video, “Deere Hunt ‘90” which sold all over the United States and in some foreign countries. He was an avid golfer and bowler. He belonged to the United States Bowling Congress and bowled in the USBC for 34 years receiving 20 and 30 year plaques. He was also a member of the Kankakee Bowling Association where he won titles in every possible division.
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, one sister, and 2 nieces.