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April 4, 1960 – April 13, 2023

On Thursday, April 13, 2023, at the age of 63, Robert Alan Mlodock of Greenville, went to be with his Savior just a few short months after receiving a cancer diagnosis.

He was born on April 4, 1960, and raised in Riverwoods (Deerfield), Ill., by his parents, Richard Walter Mlodock of Oconomowoc, Wis., and the late Cornelia (Salm) Mlodock. He grew up as Bobby or Bob, but as an adult, he preferred that his friends call him Rob. As a youth, Robert spent a lot of time at the family lake home. He enjoyed jet skiing and wind surfing and was an accomplished water skier. He was a lifelong, avid fisherman who loved to tell of his adventures and the latest catch. He liked to cook and fire up the grill, tinker, and he found his niche in carpentry and cabinet building. He was handy and a bit of a jack of all trades. He always showed up early for work and never called in sick.

On Nov. 6, 1995, he became a proud father to Ashley Lynn Mlodock of Fox Lake, Ill. Robert was her hero, and she will greatly miss his unconditional love and support.

On Jan. 17, 2018, he became a proud grandfather to Cedrick Alan, a role he cherished. His other children included his beloved dogs and constant companions, Oddball, Bowser, and GG.

Whether the topic was fishing, his dogs, muscle cars or some other machine, he always had a story at the ready with plenty of accompanying photos. In 2019, he moved to Alabama where he met David Adams and his family including Angela, Heidi, and CJ. They became a second family to him, and these years were especially joyous. Robert never forgot a family birthday and stored them all in his head. He had a close relationship with his younger sisters. He was the dear brother of Jean Baker and the late John Charles Baker of Lake Bluff, Ill., and Sally (Sean) Nabors of Naperville, Ill.

He was preceded in death by Mary (Gabriel) Castillo of Pueblo, Colo. His relationship with his nephews, John Baker, Jr. of Vancouver, Wash., and Jaymes “Jay” Baker of Chicago, Ill., was one of mutual fondness. At his core, Robert was a simple and loving man. All he needed was a good fishing hole, his dogs, a few good friends, and a place to lay his head. He faced cancer bravely and very matter-of-factly. His family was so very proud of him and awed by his peace. He will be missed. Memorial service and interment will be private.

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