Condolence & Memory Journal

I am a cousin of Sylvia Webster and am part of the Helfen Family we were sad to hear about
Bob our thoughts and prayers are w/the family. Erna (Helfen) Stiller, Lebanon, NH

Posted by Erna Stiller - Lebanon, NH - Family   July 16, 2020

With heartfelt sympathy. Stan and Myrna Kaleta

Posted by Myrna Kaleta - HSV, AR - Neighbor   July 15, 2020

My Dearest Friends and Family, The outpouring of love, compassion and kind words are a balm to my broken heart. I truly appreciate all the stories and memories you all have of him. I am missing my best friend and the whole in my heart is being replaced with all this love. God Bless each and every one of you.

Karen Feckler

Posted by Karen Feckler - HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE|, AR - Spouse   July 14, 2020

Brian, Amy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to the family. Feckler family will be in our prayers.

Posted by Jyot Parmar - Aurora, IL - Acquaintance   July 14, 2020

Brett, Stacy and Family,
I am so sorry. My prayers are with you.
Love, Aunt Maureen

Posted by Maureen Mayer - Crestwood, IL - family   July 13, 2020

I worked for Bob at Graycor. At the end of the last project, Bob took his entire team, and their families, to a Packer game at Lambeau field (transportation, indoor club seats, caterer, etc.). He was a fun guy. I'm sorry for your loss.

Posted by Doug Zwaga - Henderson, NV - Coworker   July 13, 2020

I had the pleasure of working with Bob. He was an all-around great guy with a huge personality. He will be missed but not be forgotten. My condolences to his family.

Posted by Shawn Anderton - Oak Forest, IL - Coworker   July 13, 2020

One of Bob's accomplishments was raising two great men. My condolences to the family.

Posted by Steven Crowley - St. John, IN - Acquaintance   July 13, 2020

My heart is broken for the Feckler Family! I could not be more sorry for your loss!

Posted by Gail Mayer - Tinley Park, IL - Family Friend   July 12, 2020

We remember our lives intertwined with shared moving experiences, early morning concrete pour home projects, and companionable trips to the hardwood supply store. But, mainly, I remember the chatter during our ridesharing and the "becoming of" engineers during our time together at Inland Steel. A man of kindness. A man of generosity. A man gone too soon.

Posted by Mark and Cecily Gronewold - Crown Point, IN - friend   July 12, 2020

A very sad day for the people Bob touched..when I think of's his contagious smile I think of....and what a talent he had in wood working and of course if you could imagine this giant of a man racing on a Hippity Hop....It may have been over 25 years since I've seen Bob...but my memories of him seem like yesterday....Prayers to Karen and the boys....

Posted by Diane Webster - Dyer, IN - Family Friend   July 11, 2020

Bob was part of our family by way of Mark Webster. We really enjoyed being around him. Saw him and Karen in March. Bob was a special person and will be missed by many people. Love to all the family.

Posted by Bob & Fay Steward - San Angelo, TX - Family Friend   July 11, 2020

Bob was a mentor to me in the mill and a kind and patient man.. jd Hancock

Posted by John Hancock - San Tan Valley, AZ - Coworker   July 11, 2020

I worked with Bob for many years.. from the moment you met him you knew this was a good man.. I will pray for him and his family... Rest in Peace Bob

Posted by Ruben Rodriguez - Hammond, IN   July 11, 2020

Bob was great guy he was the last Boss I worked for .We signed our retirement paper together.What a tragic way to end his life .He was such a fair and honorable man.Rest in peace Bob

Posted by John Castro - Highland, IN - Coworker   July 11, 2020

The world has lost a kind, gentle and caring human being. My thoughts and prayers are with all his family.

Posted by Vikki Powell - Hot Springs Village, AR - friend   July 11, 2020

I had the pleasure of working with him at inland steel. He was a great guy the world will miss him. My deepest sympathy & prayers

Posted by Rudy Velasco - East Chicago, IN - Coworker   July 11, 2020

Karen, my heart goes out to you and your family. I want you to know that I am thinking of you and wish you comfort and peace during this devastating time. I am grateful that I saw Bob at the last family reunion. He was a strong man and he will never truly be gone. He has left such a loving presence in so many hearts. Love you!

Posted by Cherie McIntosh - Renton, WY - family   July 10, 2020

He will always be Bart Starr to me and remembered as an incredible human being. Praying for your family during this unbearable time.

Posted by Paul Helfen - Chicago, IL - family   July 10, 2020

We are so shocked and saddened to hear that we lost Uncle Bob. We are so sorry that the circumstances deem we can't be there to grieve together with the Feckler and Webster family, but know we are there in full spirit.

We will always remember the unparalleled passion Uncle Bob conveyed for everything he loved and how willing he was to share his extraordinary gifts and love with his family and community. One of my last and favorite memories was when he explained in great detail in his workshop how he created one of his latest pieces of art with different types of wood. He explained as if this was something I could go home and create, but I remember just being awe struck over his talent!

We'll miss you Uncle Bob, you were one-of-a-kind, like everything you created.

Posted by Sam and Kristina Webster - Buffalo, NY - Family   July 10, 2020