REV. ROBERT ‘ROB’ E. HATFIELD, of Lombard, formerly of Alton, Pastor of First Church of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on February 5th, 2013

Rob Hatfield_6958 REV ROBERT ‘ROB’ E. HATFIELD, age 60, Pastor of First Church of Lombard, formerly of Alton, Illinois, died Tuesday, February 5 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove, Illinois.

Visitation will be held Friday, February 8 from 2 to 9 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Funeral Service will be held Saturday, February 9 with Rev. Hatfield Lying-In-State from 9:30 AM until time of Funeral Service 11:00 A.M. at the First Church of Lombard, 220 South Main Street, Lombard.

Interment Private.

Rev. Hatfield is survived by his wife, Peggy, nee Laitas; his daughter Katelyn of Lombard; his son, Michael (Teri) of Montgomery, Illinois; his cherished granddaughter, Alexa Grace; his father, Robert E., Sr.; two sisters, Gwen (Tom) Riney of Alton, and Susie (Dave) Bennett of Columbia, Missouri; and many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.

Rev. Hatfield is preceded in death by his mother, Darlene, nee Knight.

Rev. Hatfield was the Pastor of First Church of Lombard for 24 years.  He had served on the Board of Directors for Good Samaritan Hospital, Teen Parent Connection, Community Renewal Society of Chicago, and Elmhurst College.  Rev. Hatfield was a graduate of Eden Seminary in Webster Grove, Missouri.  He had tried out for the St. Louis Cardinal’s Baseball Farm Team and made the team before going to seminary.  Rob loved his family, friends, and the St. Louis Cardinals.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials to the First Church of Lombard, 220 South Main Street, Lombard, Illinois 60148 would be appreciated.

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16 Comments so far ↓

  1. Jerry & Sally Price says:

    We are deeply saddened by Rob’s untimely passing and so appreciative of his compassion and caring for our daughter Debbie Curtiss and grandsons Andrew and Jeremy. Rob will be sorely missed by all who knew and interacted with him.

  2. Debbie Littrell says:

    Words cannot express the loss of such an amazing man in our lives. His compassion, wisdom and selflessness touched us all. He was truly a man who walked the walk and now he walks in His glory. We all were so blessed to have him in our lives and he will be deeply missed.

  3. Cheryl D. says:

    I am sorry for the loss of your loved one. May family and friends bring you comfort along with God’s Word. John 5:28,29 and Acts 24:15 assure us that those who have fallen asleep in death have the wonderful prospect of living again, at a time when God will have removed all sickness, pain, sorrow, and even death from the earth forever! (Rev.21:4; Psalm 37:10,11,29)
    I know when you read these scriptural reminders they will bring you, not only comfort, but peace as well.

  4. Byron McGuire says:

    I am more than honored to have been Rob’s friend through the high school youth group he led at the church. He was a mentor to everybody around him. He was the most selfless man I knew, always putting you in front of him and his life.

    For that I thank Rob endlessly for helping me find myself through my high school years and into my college years. You are missed by a lot of people, and loved by everyone.

    We’ll miss you Rob. You were truly a presence in Lombard, and in everybody who was lucky to have known you and hear you preach the word of agape.

    Thank you for everything.

  5. The Stahulak Family says:

    Our prayers go out to Pasor Rob’s family and everyone in the church. His presence will be missed by all who knew him.

  6. Jane FISLER Hoffman says:

    My sincere sympathy to Rob’s family and congregation. He is indeed a loss to many.

  7. gretchen fehling says:

    Words cannot express my sorrow…Rob was my youth pastor.He married me and baptised my son..He took car of all my family deaths and was always there for me and my heart is broken

  8. Lisa Potapenko says:

    Your’re spirit will remain with all those you touched with your love, wisdom and wit. Thank you Rob for being an example of love for us all.
    Peggy, Katie, Michael and family our prayers and love are with you.
    Lisa, Victoria and Katherine

  9. Chris Robinson says:

    We have lost another good soul in Lombard. Being member 1st Church for many years, I know the caring and love he gave to our church and village. He was always there when you needed him.
    Peggy my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You all shared his love with us.
    Know that 1st, Church and the ones he helped ,will be with you now.

  10. Jensby Family says:

    Calvary Church grieves with our family in GOD at First Church because we, too, remember Pastor Rob for his generous kindness to our church members. We are so grateful that we, too, got to know Pastor Rob and see Jesus in him and in his ministry.

    GOD bless Rob, his family, First Church, his friends, and the many that he touched in Lombard and everywhere; abundantly, today, forever, & always.

    Calvary Church is there in support and comfort to all of you at First Church. GOD bless you all

  11. Doris Brown (Peggy's co-worker) says:

    Rob was a very special person and I am grateful for any time I spent with him and Peggy on Show site.

    He will be truely missed.

    With sympathy and prayers.

  12. Michael Shaneyfelt says:

    Through Pastor Rob, I truly learned what it was like to love, and to give in love. He was part of my youth group experience, and he genuinely represented Christ’s love for me. From playing tag football, singing songs, and sharing with one another, the experiences I had will last a lifetime, and he will remain in my memories forever! May the Peace of God be with you Pastor Rob and know that you are loved!

  13. Laurie and Garrett TenHave-Chapman says:

    What a good shepherd Pastor Rob was for First Church of Lombard. He has been a faithful spiritual leader for this congregation for decades and his faith imprint will be an influence for good for generations. We are deeply sorry for the congregation in this time of profound loss. It is rare that a church family has the sad honor of celebrating their pastor’s passage into eternal life. Members and friends of First Church will have that privilege today. We will be with you in Spirit and in prayer.
    Revs. Laurie and Garrett
    TenHave-Chapman, former pastors.

  14. G. Dan Lumpkin,CMC says:

    Rob: Was one of the finest people I have worked with for years in his association with us at Exhibitor Show. Alway positive,always helpful, always cheerful. Truly if there was one who deserved to hear those words ” Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant” it is surely Rob! For those of us who knew him our world has lost a bit of it’s cheer and color, but his spirit still shines from heaven and he will live in our hearts forever. My Prayers for Peace for his family and friends and for all whose lives were blessed by the opportunity to know him. THE CIRCLE WILL BE UNBROKEN and we will live by his example…..Well Done Indeed! our friend WELLL DONE!

  15. Karie (skarecky) Vlach says:

    R0b was like a s0n t0 my grandma Jane West and was always there f0r my family. I am sad that i just heard, t00 y0ung

  16. My dad rob Hatfield was awesome sweet kind loving, generous ,gentle , happy ,funny , fun, helpful and took care of friends and family. My dad rob Hatfield I love you so much. You’re my #1 hero

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