Robert “Bob” Hallberg, 75, of Oak Lawn, died Nov. 19.
Funeral services were held Nov. 25 from Curley Funeral Home to Our Lady of Loretto Church. Interment followed at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Linda; his children, Bob, Bill (Deanna) and Brian (Joy); his grandchildren, Nathan, Grace, Ben, Sofia, Gavin, Evan, Jason and Jake; his siblings, Jack (Mickey), Tom (Judy), Jim (Pat), Den (Paula) and Mary Kay (Skip) Malham; and many nieces and nephews.
Hallberg was a proud Leo High School alumnus and a dedicated basketball coach for almost 50 years at Kennedy High School, Chicago State University, University of Illinois at Chicago and St. Xavier University with over 1,000 career wins. Hallberg had the ability to touch thousands of lives through his coaching and mentoring of student-athletes for five decades. He will be dearly missed by all.
In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to the Bob Hallberg Scholarship Fund at St. Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd St., Chicago, IL 60655. Checks should be made payable to St. Xavier University and include Bob Hallberg Scholarship Fund in the memo.
The fund was established in honor of Hallberg’s contributions to the university, especially to athletics and the women’s basketball program, in order to provide financial assistance to a student-athlete on the women’s basketball team.