Robin Fossum Weber, 59, reluctantly died on Oct. 22, 2012, from pancreatic cancer. The daughter of Bobbie Fossum of McHenry and Gordon Fossum (deceased), she is survived by her son, Jay (Jan Zimmerman) Weber of Mount Olive, IL; and nine siblings, Susan Thornton of North Bend, OR, Cristy Fossum of Columbia, SC, Betsy Glessner of Kearns, UT, Candy (Tom) Spasojevich of McHenry, IL, Priscilla (Curt Wiley) Fossum of Washington, DC, Andy (Vivian) Fossum of Genoa City, WI, Marty (Kelly Duffy) Fossum of Palo Alto, CA, Lori Harvey of Santa Rosa, CA and Jenny (Chris) Kendall of Palatine, IL.
She was married to Mike Weber of Palatine from 1977 to 2010. Robin was the favorite aunt "Reefis" to many nephews and nieces.
Robin was born in Woodstock, raised in Ringwood, graduated from McHenry High School in 1971, and lived most of her adult life in Palatine. She was the center of her extended family, a frequent and generous hostess and a hilarious storyteller. A gifted writer and a voracious reader, Robin loved children, music, TV, food, the Cubs, cats, lighthouses and James Dean. Since her diagnosis eight months ago, Robin was a model of grace and dignity, openly celebrating her life and saying goodbye to those she loved. She treasured her friends and their loving support. She was a gracious patient and deeply appreciated all the caregivers she encountered. Her family especially thanks the hospice staff.
A service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 9:30 a.m., with a reception following at The First United Methodist Church of Palatine, 123 N. Plum Grove Road. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Hospice and Palliative Care of Northeastern Illinois. 527 W. South St., Woodstock, IL 60098.
For information, Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, Palatine, 847-358-7411 or www.ahlgrimffs.com.
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