Robert Follis


1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Fred C. Dames Funeral Homes - Joliet
3200 Black at Essington Roads
Joliet, Illinois, United States
(815) 741-5500

Funeral Services

11:00 am
Monday, June 25, 2018
St. Ann Catholic Church - Channahon
24500 S. Navajo Drive
Channahon, Illinois, United States
Prayers at the funeral home chapel will be held at 10:00 a.m. before processing to the church.

Obituary of Robert Follis

Robert J. "Bob" Follis, 61, of Shorewood, IL, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family.  Bob was born in Chicago, IL, to the late Edward and Theresa (nee LoPresti) Follis and was preceded in death by Jeremiah "Jerry" and Joan McDevitt.

Bob is survived by his fiancé, Binh Tram; his four children, Eddie (Allan) Follis, Maggie (Miranda) Follis, Mary Kate (Chris) Smith, and Patrick Follis; his eight loving grandchildren; and his brothers, Glen Follis and Father Patrick McDevitt C.M.  Bob was a loving father, partner, friend and "Papa" to all.

Bob was a larger than life, passionate man.  He worked at AT&T for 18 years, and then found his future with insurance.  Bob founded the Follis Insurance Agency LLC, where he worked until he was forced to give up the career he loved due to his illness.  Bob was deeply involved with his loving family, golfing with the "guys" and had over forty years on the ice playing and refereeing hockey.  Bob was a self-pronounced "grill master" and loved having everyone over for BBQs.  He was always there to lend a helping hand with household projects, taking his grandkids out for the day and making sure Binh experienced the small precious things in life.  Bob was known for lighting up any room and even after his death we know he will always be with us. 

"If my parting has left a void, then fill it with remembered joy, a friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, ah yes, these things I too will miss."

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the wonderful care takers at Northwestern Hospital, Joliet Area Community Hospice and to our family and friends for their love and support.

Funeral Services for Robert J. Follis will be held on Monday, June 25, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. from the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet, IL to St. Ann Catholic Church, 24500 S Navajo Dr., Channahon, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m.  As it was Bob’s request, cremation rites will be accorded following services.  Visitation will be held on Sunday from 1:00 until 7:00 p.m., at the funeral home.  For more information, please call 815-741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at


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