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Robert William Paxton

February 13, 1953 ~ January 6, 2021 (age 67)


Robert W. Paxton, age 67, passed peacefully at home in his sleep on January 6, 2021 to enter his heavenly home. He was born in Michigan City, Indiana on February 13,1953 to parents Robert H. and Mabel G. Paxton.

At the age of 10 Bob moved from Michigan City to Naperville, Il, where his family joined Knox Presbyterian Church where Bob was confirmed. In 1971 Bob graduated from Naperville Central HS.

Robert was an excellent golfer, starting his love of golf as a caddy at the Naperville Country Club. In 2001 he won the Naperville City Championship Class B and the Springbrook four-man Team Championship. He has trophies for 1st place in his bowling league and golf, but his biggest trophy was the beautiful home he built with his Father in Yorkville, Illinois, where he resided for 30 years. In the mid 80's, Bob started his own siding business, Paxton Exteriors and left his mark on hundreds of new Crestview Builder homes in the Naperville Area. He was a loyal friend and dearly loved his parents. On December 24, 2017, Robert put his trust in Jesus for his salvation.

Bob travelled with various buddies and friends to Myrtle Beach for golf, Hawaii, Jamaica, Germany, Wisconsin, rafting on the Colorado River, holiday weekends in South Haven with bowling/golf friends, as well as camping and pontooning.

Bob was a fan of sports, watching and attending Bears, White Sox, Bulls and Blackhawks games with friends and the Indy 500 with his cousin.

In May of 2019, Robert moved to Portage, MI to be closer to his sister, Linda and recently bought a new home in Kalamazoo, MI.

He was preceded in death by his beloved brother Thomas in 1985, father in 2005, and mother in 2019.

He is survived by his devoted sister, Linda; sister-in-law, Kathy Katovsky-Paxton and 8 cousins.

A short graveside service will be held for friends at the Naperville Cemetery, Naperville, Illinois on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 1 PM (CST) with Rev. Cindy Karis presiding.

Donations in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Knox Presbyterian Church, 1105 Catalpa Ln., Naperville, IL, 60540.

Please visit Bob's personalized online guestbook and view his photo video tribute at


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