Bob Briscoe, 61, Mazon

Robert Joseph "Bob" Briscoe
Robert Joseph "Bob" Briscoe

Robert “Bob” Briscoe passed away at the age of 61 years old on Monday, April 15, at his home in Mazon.

He was born in Morris on January 21, 1963, to the late Nicholas and Edna (Lampman) Briscoe. Raised in Minooka, he attended Channahon and Minooka grade schools, graduating with the class of 1981 from Minooka Community High School.

On August 3, 1985, Bob married Ruth Errthum in Manhattan, Illinois. In addition to his loving wife of 38 years, he is also survived by his children, Ellen (Peter) Thies, Nicholas (fiance Alyssa) Briscoe, and Sarah Briscoe; one granddaughter, Nora Thies; siblings, Gene Briscoe, Ann Chandler, Pat (Bob) Harvey, Donna Briscoe, Pam (Perry) Helton, Mike (Linda) Briscoe, Terry (Brenda) Briscoe; sister-in-law, Tammy (Landon) Briscoe-Smith; brother-in-law, Don Kooyenga as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents; brother, John Briscoe; sisters, Mary Briscoe and Donna Kooyenga; sister-in-law, Judy Briscoe.

Bob retired in 2021 as President of Prairie Creek Grain Co., Inc. which he founded in 2005 and grew into an international shipping company of grain and feed with multiple locations. He previously owned and operated Agri-Tile Systems, Inc. for 20 years. Although long hours were no stranger to Bob, he never missed an opportunity to clock out when he knew his kids were coming home. A tip from Ruth was all it took, as family meant everything, and he was extremely proud of his family.

Some of Bob’s interests included boating on the lake and riding his bike. Recently, he was able to spend time with his new granddaughter, Nora, who will know all about her grandpa in these coming years. The Briscoe family will always remember Bob’s thoughtful caregivers, Stacy Thrush and Jen Bissey. Also, the family would like to say thank you to Gordon and Chris Gantzert, who were so thoughtful and wonderfully caring.

Funeral services were held on Monday, April 22, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Minooka, with interment following in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name can be made to the Shriners Children’s Hospital or the charity of your choice.

Fred C Dames Funeral home was in charge of arrangements. For information, please call (815) 942-5040 or visit his Memorial Tribute at where you can share a favorite memory or leave a condolence.


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