Robert Schlacks

September 22, 1947 - November 25, 2019

Robert “Bob” Schlacks, 72, of Batavia passed away Monday, November 25, 2019 at Mercy Center Hospital in Aurora following a short battle with cancer.  Bob was born September 22, 1947 in Downers Grove, IL the son of William and Margaret (Barath) Schlacks.  Bob was united in marriage to Lois Jean Wolf July 16, 1988 in Naperville, IL.

Bob had a great personality who was well liked by everyone.  He had a meaningful and rewarding career at AT&T in Human Resources.  Bob also had an entrepreneur side to him; using his love for crafts Bob and his wife Lois opened 14th Colony Crafters in Batavia and Aurora for many years.    He later worked for Waubonsee Community College in admissions.  Using Bob’s great knowledge of human resources, he will be remembered for his workshops in resume writing and job interviewing at local libraries. 

He is survived by his loving wife Lois, a son Travis Schlacks; a brother Bill (Susan) Schlacks. 

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his two sisters, Carol Prescott and Jane Strom.

Visitation will be held 9:00 A.M. until 11:30 A.M. Friday, November 29, 2019 at Moss Family Funeral Home 209 South Batavia Ave. Batavia, IL.  A time for sharing of memories and celebrating Bob’s life will be held at 11:30 A.M.  Bob will be buried with military honors in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL. 

Lois would like to thank the many family and friends who have provided love, comfort and support to Bob over the past few weeks. 

For additional information contact Moss Family Funeral Home 630-879-7900 or

Guest Book

  • Ron DeNicolo I had the pleasure of working with Bob at AT&T for several years. He was a dedicated HR professional with a joyful personality. He was a positive influence to those he served. Prayers for peace and comfort.
  • Camille Caballero Lois, I truly will miss Bob. My visits to your home are always a highlight of my visits to IL. Bob was always so much fun to be around and always made me feel welcome. His fishing conquests were a pleasure to see on Facebook. Love and prayers for you and Travis. Cam
  • Vince Carter Lois, My condolences to you and your family on the passing of Bob. As you know Bob and I worked on some tough projects while at AT&T, and it was truly an honor for me to work with such a dynamic and awesome person. Please know that you are in our prayers Lois. Sincerely, Vince
  • Katie DeSotell Lois, my condolences on the loss of your husband. I recently learned of Bob's battle with cancer and have kept you both in my thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in your memories and the support of family and friends.
  • Lynn Friedrich I had the pleasure of knowing Bob for only a short few years. He was a funny, kind and wonderful man. I feel truly Blessed to have met him. I will miss him.
  • Carolyn Mensching Time spent with Bob and Lois are some of my fondest memories. His family should be very proud of the impact he made on so many that will miss him dearly.
  • Paul & Karen Weston A friend for over 50 years, first jobs together, weddings and families. A true friend who will be dearly missed.