Print Obituary & Condolences    


Robert Wesley "Rob" Deshazer, 41, of DeKalb, Illinois, passed away suddenly Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at Kishwaukee Hospital.
Born November 14, 1976, in Winfield, Illinois, the son of Debra (Glover) and Carl Everett Deshazer II, Rob married Tiffany Roos on October 17, 2015, in Sycamore, Illinois. Rob and Tiffany spent eleven happy years together.
Rob joined the US Army and served on active duty for eight years following his high school graduation. He was a proud veteran with deep respect and admiration for the military, police and all who serve the public in uniform.
Rob was a lifelong lover of animals. He kept treats at his restaurant for the dogs that walked by and was known to lay down on the sidewalk with a dog to roll around and play. He felt passionately about animal welfare and was active in fundraising for local animal organizations.
Rob was known for his acts of kinds to those in need and was active in the community, including fundraising for Safe Passage and Hope Haven. The last two holiday seasons he held a toy drive that will be continued by his wife Tiffany in his honor this year.
Rob was a serious football and hockey fan. He would go to the bar on Sundays during football season in a Pittsburgh Steelers jersey, beanie and fleece blanket worn as a cape. He was also an avid Chicago Blackhawks hockey fan and saw them win the Stanley cup in 2015 with his dad.
After managing O'Leary's in DeKalb, Rob was co-owner of Tapa La Luna restaurant in DeKalb since 2011. His favorite thing about the restaurant was his interactions with the people. He would greet all his guests with a hug or a handshake and frequently join tables for a few minutes of conversation.
Rob is survived by his wife, Tiffany, and their two dogs, Regal and Jack; sister, Carrie (Stacey) Miskelley; parents, Carl and Debra Deshazer; nephews, Keaton (Alicia) Miskelley and Colin Andrew DeShazer; nieces, Kerigan and Karsyn Miskelley, and Landyn Renae DeShazer; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Andrew R. DeShazer (2015), and Carl Everett Deshazer III (1971); and his paternal and maternal grandparents.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, October 15, 2018, at Quiram Sycamore Chapel, 1245 Somonauk St., Sycamore. Visitation will be from 2-8 pm Sunday, October 14, at the funeral home.
Memorials can be made to the family for a fund that has been established.
Arrangements are by Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Quiram Sycamore Chapel, 815-895-6589.

Condolences & Shared Memories (29)

  1. Debra Deshazer

    You are forever and always in my heart, Rob. The memories we've made together, since the day you were born, will keep you with me. Until we meet again, my baby boy, R I P with your brothers. ðŸ'™ðŸ'™ðŸ'™

  2. Michelle

    Rob was always there with a big smile and a big hug. In 2016, I happened to run into him after a horrible incident and burst into tears. Rob stayed and let me talk as long as I needed to. I will always be grateful for his friendship and kindness. I know he is in a better place with his brother Andy now. I am so glad he got to marry his long time love Tiffany before he left this world.She was the most important thing ever to him. My thoughts go out to her in this difficult time.

  3. Lisa Dunn

    My deepest love is with you all. Rob was one of most kind and compassionate people I've had the honor to call friend. I have never seen anyone so true to his word in sharing the love he had for people in all walks of life. I know I'm a better person for having had him as a friend. May you gain some peace in knowing how truly loved Rob was.

  4. Lyndsay Pearce

    You will never be forgotten brother, your passion for life and helping others will always be an inspiration for those that knew you. To know you is to love you Rob, you are missed dearly.

  5. Michael Montoya

    We love and miss you Rob. From your Rager Family. Love and prayers to the Deshazer family.

  6. Barry Skinner

    Will miss the bear hugs and his smile. Anyone he met loved him because of his dynamic personality. Prayers and love always to Tiffany, Carl & Deb and his family and thousands of friends.

  7. The Busch family

    Rob was always quick with a smile and a joke or a compliment and always made you feel like a million bucks. The world is a little less bright knowing he isn't in it anymore. He was a wonderful human and will be sorely missed. R.I.P. Rob. Our condolences to Tiffany the whole Deshazer family.

  8. Mick McSharry

    I will always remember warmth and honest interest in me

  9. Bob and Jeanette Corrigan

    God bless and may you be comforted knowing you have overwhelming love all around you. Our deepest condolences to you,family and friends ðŸ'œ

  10. Brad Hoey

    I am still trying to fathom the devasting loss of our friend Rob DeShazer. One of the finest gentlemen I have had the pleasure of knowing. My thoughts, prayers and condolences are extended to his wonderful wife Tiffany, parents, siblings and the Tapalaluna family. God Bless!

  11. Alexandra Panovich

    Sending all of my love to the Deshazer family. My heart breaks for you and for everyone that loved Rob. This world isn't the same without him and it never will be. Rob was hands down one of the kindest souls I ever had the pleasure of knowing. So much love to you all❤️

  12. Dane and Marisa Conover

    May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. Our most sincere condolences to the Deshazer family.

  13. Nushka

    Tiffany, you had the love of a truly sweet & caring man. SO many people hold him in their hearts, for his kindness, sense of humor, empathy, strength and friendship. You're so fortunate to have had him to walk with you these last 11 years. So many memories & all the adventures you've shared will be in your heart forever. My heart is broken, not only for the loss of Rob, but for you as well. I know how much he will be missed by you. You are loved by so many and you're not alone as you go through this devastating time. My heart and love are with you, my dear friend. I'm never going to stop hugging you. Xx

  14. Courtney Lindsey

    It Rained in Tennesse when I found out Rob had passed. The world lost a really great guy. My sincere condolences to his family and everyone who Knew him. He will be greatly missed.

  15. Nora (glover) Needy

    So sorry for your loss... RIP, Rob

  16. Brad Schindlbeck and Angie Smith

    We hope Rob's family finds peace. We are so sorry for his family and his wife Tiffany. We actually spent our first real date with Rob behind the bar. Rob was also Brad's best highschool friend. Brad always tells Rob and Andy stories through out out day. I remember mine, yours and my sisters brainstorming to find you size 12 female high heels so you could dress in drag. Lol a joke of course. Rob, rest in peace. You are loved and never forgotten. Love, Brad Schindlbeck and Angie Smith

  17. Linda Petersen

    I didn't know Rob personally, but I know from reading about him that I would have liked him very much. I knew his brother Andy. God bless your family. Prayers are with you . Rob, Rest Now. Go with the Angels.

  18. Carl Deshazer

    Happily, on November 14th. 1976, I got to witness my beautiful son Rob, come into this world. I couldn't of had a more kinder loving son than Rob.

  19. Bonny Flerlage

    Rob was such a sweet, funny, loving, caring soul. He was a man that you were proud and very lucky to know. He is loved by so many and has touched so many lives. He served in our military. He is very selfless. He's very giving and generous. He hosts many fundraisers. Even at his time of death, he continues to give. He was an organ donor. I'm so lucky to have been part of your circle. I'm so lucky to have called you my friend, my cousin, and someone I have loved your whole life. My life will never be the same. Our family chain has lost another valuable link, and I don't like it at all, but I know you've added to our family chain in heaven. You no longer will have to mourn your losses (especially Andy) The rest of us will be here to mourn you now. I feel confident that you will be one to meet me as I cross over to heaven. I will always love and miss you Rob. It's so hard to believe it's true.

  20. Carl Deshazer

    My son Rob was a kind and loving soul. Friendly giving person. Everyone that knew him, loved him. The doctor said Rob passed away of an enlarged heart, yes, enlarged with so much love kindness and understanding. It gives my heart comfort in knowing that my son Rob knew I loved and cherished him. If we spoke or I seen him, I hugged him and told him how much I loved him and how much he meant to me. We got to see our Hawks win the Stanley cup together on June 15, 2015 together, with a picture of his brother Andy sitting before us. Never a day will pass when I don't pray for you and tell you that I love you son. I couldn't be more proud of you, or love you anymore then I do, you made me a better dad for being my son. Until my last breath Rob I will be thinking of you, your proud dad.

  21. Phil Scott

    I knew you as a friend of my sons Jason and Kellen. You seemed to be a happy boy and a good friend. I only knew you again recently on FB, but could easily see your love of life, others, and animals in your posts. I will miss you!

  22. Ryan Knowles

    I had the privilege of meeting Rob in high school and playing football with him and being able to call him my friend. It was evident right away that this guy had a bigger heart then most. He brightened everything he took part in. It carried on throughout his life and I always enjoyed reminiscing with him when I would see him out and about in Dekalb. It was like no time had passed at all since we had seen each other. There is a serious lack of truly good men in this world these days and we lost one of the best with Rob. The world needs more like Rob Deshazer.

  23. Karl McDonald

    He was a classmate of mine at Sandwich Community High School. I just want to say, The Class of 95 at Sandwich Community High School are devastated and this is very tragic. We as a class are praying for the family and our condolences. Thank you, Karl McDonald

  24. Suyash

    I only knew Rob for two years when I was in high school. He was a wonderful, kind, big-hearted guy. The world has lost a good one. RIP bro.

  25. Garrett

    Rob was truly one of the good ones. He had love and respect for all.

  26. Melissa Hall

    Rest in love Rob. See you at that waterfall soon. You were so special to many people. I feel lucky to have been part of your life. You will always be a rockstar to me. My heart goes out to your wife and family. Sending much love and aloha their way. Palapala ho'alohaloha and a hui hou!

  27. Kim K

    You were a man with a heart of gold, and a love for everyone, and those wonderful #poopoo's. You had a way of making people feel like they were the most important person in the room when you talked to them, because you truly cared about what they were saying. I hope you knew the impact you have had on your friends lives, and this community. I'm going to miss seeing that smiling face. We will all take care of your beautiful wife Tiffany, and help her get through this. RIP Rob, love ya!

  28. Stoker

    Rob was a terrific guy and will be greatly missed by many.

  29. zola hopkins

    rob was just like a son to me I will miss you love you my son RIP you will always be in my heart.

Leave Condolences or Share a Memory