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Robert "Bob" Ledesma

January 10, 1961 — March 20, 2024

Coal City

Robert "Bob" Ledesma

Age 63 of Coal City, Illinois, formerly of Chicago, Illinois, died Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at his home with his family by his side.

Born January 10, 1961 in Chicago, Robert Gene was a son of Antonio Ledesma and Patricia (Totosz) Ledesma. He was raised and educated in Chicago, and on June 12, 1988, he married Terese Marie Urasky and together they made their home and raised their family in Chicago until they moved to Coal City in 2006.

Bob began his career with General Electric in Chicago as a Parts Manager for 13 years before he gained employment with the City of Chicago as a Garbage Disposal Driver for 17 years. He enjoyed being outdoors and took great pleasure in fishing. Bob was also very proud of his Native American heritage and still held true to many of his Native traditions. He was a simple, honest man who told you like it was and how he felt about anything. Above all else, family was always Bob's number one priority and he cherished any time he spent with them.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Terri Ledesma, and his two children, Beth (John) Moore and John (Tammy) Ledesma, all of Coal City; six grandchildren: Hanna, Hailey, Jordana, Jacob, Elizabeth, and Alexa; one brother and three sisters: Antonio Ledesma, Jr., Yolanda (Edward) O'Shaughnessy, Donna (Ricardo) Ybarra, and Wanda (Stanley) Palm; and many nieces and nephews.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents: Antonio Ledesma, Sr. and Patricia Ledesma.

Per his wishes, cremation rites are being accorded.

The family will receive friends for a memorial visitation at New Hope Presbyterian Church, 80 North Garfield Street, in Coal City on Saturday, March 30, 2024 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A memorial luncheon will immediately follow the visitation, and then a Celebration of Life will be at 2:30 p.m. in the church with Pastor Mike Engle officiating.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Bob's memory to Alcoholics Anonymous.

Family and friends are encouraged to sign the online guest book, upload photographs, and share Bob's memorial page via social media.

Cremation services and memorial arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves & Baskerville Funeral Homes and Crematory in Coal City, Illinois (815) 634-2125.
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Past Services

Memorial Visitation

Saturday, March 30, 2024

10:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

New Hope Presbyterian Church

80 N Garfield St, Coal City, IL 60416

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Memorial Luncheon

Saturday, March 30, 2024

1:00 - 2:30 pm (Central time)

New Hope Presbyterian Church

80 N Garfield St, Coal City, IL 60416

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Memorial Service

Saturday, March 30, 2024

2:30 - 3:30 pm (Central time)

New Hope Presbyterian Church

80 N Garfield St, Coal City, IL 60416

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