Richard Robert "Bob" Birkett

Richard Robert Birkett

Age 77, of Joliet, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 6, 2020, at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home.  Born on December 22, 1942 in Aurora, IL, Bob was the son of the late Orin and Luetta (Wolfe) Birkett. 

Beloved husband of 53 years to Toni (nee Ratkovich) Birkett; loving father of Richard (Tonya), Scott and Gregory Birkett; proud grandfather of Dameon and Olivia.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Elmer Birkett.

Private services will be held at a later date.  Arrangements entrusted to the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black Rd. (at Essington Rd.), Joliet.  For more information, please call 815-741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at