Robert 'Shawn' Repking

1963-03-30 - 2021-11-05

Funeral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy Chicago Heights IL (Map-it)


Service Date: 0000-00-00

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Cemetery: Calvary Cemetery 34th Street and Western, Steger, Illinois (Map-it)

Info: 708-754-0016

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Robert “Shawn” Repking, age 58, longtime resident of Chicago Heights, Illinois and formerly from Flossmoor, Illinois passed away on November 5, 2021. Loving husband of 32 years to Emily (née Karwowski); beloved father to Jennifer Repking and Sarah Repking. Beautiful son to Ronald J. and Antoinette (née Vagnone) Repking. Dear brother to Cynthia “Chrys” (late Curt) Fisher, David (Pamela) Repking, Janet (David) Crane, Karen (Douglas) Engberg, Ronald G. (Elizabeth) Repking, and James (Barbara) Repking. Fond uncle and great-uncle to many. 

Graduate of Homewood Flossmoor High School Class of 1981. Received his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University Class of 1990.

From a young age, Shawn loved to take things apart to see how they worked and put them back together. He loved working on cars and tinkering with anything he could. He was especially proud of his antique clock collection. In good weather, if he was not in the garage working on a project, he would be out driving his “Baby,” a 1973 Triumph Spitfire. In bad weather, Shawn loved to watch classic movies or listen to old time radio shows like “Dragnet.”

Memorial gathering on Tuesday, November 16th from 9AM until the time of the service at Noon at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home, 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Rd.), Chicago Heights, IL. 60411. Inurnment: Calvary Cemetery, Steger, Illinois. Info call (708) 754-0016.



  1. Davie repking on November 10, 2021 at 1:33 pm
    I will greatly miss my brother Shawn – I love him dearly. We had great experiences from singing classic rock together, to his love of fishing on camping trips, and to my eyes wide open watching his axe fall on a chicken’s neck for that night’s dinner at Uncle Ralph’s farm. He deeply loves his Emily and has been very proud of Sarah and Jenny – his family was everything. He was very nostalgic with our old kid’s programs – Diver Dan, Suzy Snowflake, and old radio shows – this rubbed off on me. I am grateful we were able to have a last meal together. We love you Shawn – Dave, Pam, Maddie and Emma

  2. Brenda Wallace on November 11, 2021 at 5:36 pm

    My heartfelt sympathy to the Repking family. God Bless you all.

  3. Shari (Hahn)Kozak on November 11, 2021 at 9:53 pm
    Condolences to the Repking family. So very sorry for your loss. I remember Robert Shawn and his energy and spirit all those years ago. May he Rest In Peace.
    Shari (Hahn) Kozak

  4. Vagnone Family on November 16, 2021 at 12:19 pm

    Dearest Repking Family,
    We Co-Suffer With The Families Tragic Loss…
    Our Prayers and Thoughts Are With You All…
    We Are So Very Sorry…Words Can’t Express…
    Memory Eternal…

    Our Love and Deepest Sympathy,
    Joseph, Vera and Lara

  5. Kyra Cash on December 2, 2021 at 11:54 am
    My deep condolences to the family and eternal prayers for Robert. He will always be remembered for his kind soul.

  6. Karen and Mitchell Portney on January 13, 2022 at 8:02 am
    Our deepest condolences to the families loss .He was a wonderful man.

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