Robert Frederick Koentop

Sept. 25, 1954 Ė Feb. 4, 2011

Robert Frederick Koentop, 56, of Batavia, Ill., passed away Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, in East Hartford, Conn., of unknown causes. He was born Sept. 25, 1954, in Waukesha, the son of Donald and Mavene (nee Gowans) Koentop.

Robert "Bob" was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Batavia and served many years on the church council and with adult learning.

He was employed with Environmental Restoration, LLC, of St. Louis, as a program manager of environmental remediation and hazardous materials removal. Bob graduated with a bachelorís of science degree in biology and minor in environmental science from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., and from St. Joseph High School in Metuchen, N.J. Bob played competitive softball in church and park district A leagues in Batavia. He was a fan of all sports including his favorites, the Chicago Blackhawks, the Chicago White Sox, the Chicago Bears and the University of Miami Hurricanes.

He is survived by his daughters, Jayna and Jill Koentop of Batavia; a brother, Steven (Carmen) Koentop of Tomís River, N.J.; his mother, Mavene of Waukesha; a nephew, David of Atlanta; his aunt and cousins in Waukesha; and his former wife, Marla Koentop of Batavia.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia. Visitation continues from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Thursday, Feb. 10, at Bethany Lutheran Church, 8 S. Lincoln St., Batavia. The Rev. Steven Srock will officiate.

Services will also be held locally from 10 a.m. until the 11:30 a.m. prayer service Friday, Feb. 11, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110. S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Interment will follow at Prairie Home Cemetery in Waukesha.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Bethany Lutheran Church in Batavia or Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola University, Maywood, Ill.

For additional information, contact Moss Family Funeral Home in Batavia at 630-879-7900 or visit online at, or contact Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation & Preplanning Services in Waukesha at 547-4035 or go to for directions or to leave an online tribute.