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Robert Lincoln Filek, Sr.

January 28, 1938 December 24, 2016
Robert Lincoln Filek, Sr.
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Robert L. Filek, Sr., age 78, of Oak Park, IL, retired US Army Colonel.; loving father of Robert L. Jr. (Jane) Filek, Lynne L. (J. Coulter) Greenwell, and Julie S. (Mark) Fera; cherished grandfather of Matthew R. Filek, J. Zachary Greenwell, Michael W. Filek, and Coulter J. Greenwell; friend and former husband of Judith Kessler fond brother of Alan (Judy) Filek; uncle of Craig Filek and Christy Filek Foley.

Robert Filek was a retired U.S. Army Reserve Colonel who during the late 1980’s was the Commander of the 1st Brigade, of the 85th Division, a training unit for armored cavalry scouts.

Robert graduated Oak Park and River Forest High school in 1955 and Ripon College in 1959. Robert started his career at St. Paul Federal Savings and Loan where he rose to the level of Vice President. He later went on to pioneer the first ATM-like, cash card, the Prestige card, for savings and loans, and was an early contributor to the technological revolution in credit card authorization as Vice President of Sales for Omron Business Systems.

Robert loved spending time with family and fishing in his favorite spots in Lake Geneva, WI.

Memorial visitation Sunday, January 8, 2017 from 1 p.m. until time of Memorial service 2 p.m. at the Oak Park Country Club, 2001 Thatcher Ave., River Grove, IL. Interment private.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Wounded Warriors are appreciated.

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Memorial Visitation

Sunday

8

Jan

1:00 PM 1/8/2017 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 1/8/2017 2:00:00 PM
Oak Park Country Club

2001 Thatcher Ave.
River Grove, IL 60171

Oak Park Country Club
2001 Thatcher Ave. River Grove 60171 IL
United States

Memorial Service

Sunday

8

Jan

2:00 PM 1/8/2017 2:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 1/8/2017 3:00:00 PM
Oak Park Country Club

2001 Thatcher Ave.
River Grove, IL 60171

Oak Park Country Club
2001 Thatcher Ave. River Grove 60171 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Wounded Warrior Project

230 W. Monroe, Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60606
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