Robert A. Bilshausen

Robert A. Bilshausen, 82, a U.S. Army Purple Heart Vietnam veteran and 45-year resident of Oak Brook, passed away peacefully Sept. 16, 2021.

Born in Chicago to German and Lithuanian parents, Robert attended Lane Tech High School and studied computer science at the Illinois Institute of Technology prior to working for United Airlines and Argonne National Laboratory.

Bob was an avid aviator and wonderful shindig host, with unparalleled experiences that he shared to the delight of family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Beverly; his children, Yvonne Bilshausen and Ehren (Lindsay) Bilshausen; his grandchildren, Rhys, Simone, Lauren and Joseph; and his sisters, Vicki and Diane.

Internment is private at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The American Legion THB Post 187, 310 W Butterfield Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126 or online to the USO at

Adolf Funeral Home of Willowbrook handled the arrangements.