Robert E. Schallenkamp
July 11, 1939 – June 30, 2023
Robert E. Schallenkamp, age 83, of Hammond entered into the presence of the Lord on Friday, June 30, 2023.
He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Judith A. Schallenkamp (nee Dowling); three children: Dan (Robin) Schallenkamp, Susan (Dan) Cochrane, Bob (Aimee) Schallenkamp; five grandchildren: Daniel Cochrane, Brandon Schallenkamp, Anna Cochrane, Lindsey Schallenkamp and Morgan Schallenkamp; three siblings: Eileen (late George) Fischette, Lloyd (Mary) Schallenkamp and Marge (late Ken) Byington; sisters in-law, Shirley Schallenkamp, Alice Schallenkamp and Mary Jo Schallenkamp, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.
Preceded in death by his son, Timothy Schallenkamp, parents: Henry and Frances Schallenkamp; two brothers: Ernie and Ron Schallenkamp.
Friends are invited to join the family for a time of visitation on Thursday, July 6, 2023, from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Bocken Funeral Home, 7042 Kennedy Avenue, Hammond IN 46323. A prayer service will be held by Deacon Christopher McIntire on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in the Funeral Home. Funeral Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated DIRECTLY at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church 7132 Arizona Ave. Hammond, IN on Friday July 7, 2023, at 10:30 AM with Father Charles Mosley celebrant. Private cremation followed by burial at St. John Cemetery at a later date.
Bob was born and raised on a farm in Bridgewater South Dakota. He moved to Hammond in 1959 and soon after married the love of his life Judy. Bob was retired from the Hammond Fire Department after 20 years of service as a fire fighter. He and Judy were former parishioners of St. Catherine of Siena and longtime Parishioners of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. He was a jack of all trades for all his neighbors and never met a stranger. Bob enjoyed gardening but his great passion was going back home to South Dakota and hunting pheasants with his family. He looked forward to family gatherings and was a loving devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend… and Bob would like to tell you all “If I don’t see you through the week I’ll see you through the window”
In lieu of flowers memorial to Hospice of the Calumet Area, 600 Superior Ave. Munster, IN 46321, www.hospicecalumet.org. For more information you may call Bocken Funeral Home at (219)-844-1600, or visit www.bockenfunerals.com.
Hospice of the Calumet Area
600 Superior Ave. Munster, IN 46321,