In Memory of



Obituary for Robert Nallen

Robert Edward Nallen age 80, at rest on July 26th 2023. Robert was born and raised in the Austin Neighborhood of Chicago and attended Austin High School. He was a proud 25 year veteran of the Chicago Police Department. Robert was a die-hard Cubs and Blackhawks fan and an avid golfer and lover of John Wayne and James Bond films. In retirement, Robert was a resident of Galena, Illinois, for more than 30 years and affectionately known as "Bob" to all that knew and loved him. Bob was the beloved husband of 28 wonderful years to Irene Kirby-Nallen. Loving father of Lisa (Michael) Heene, Robert (Jennifer) and Michael (Maria). Dear stepfather of William John Kirby (Yvette Kirby), James Austin Kirby (Kathryn Ryder-Kirby), Robert Sean Kirby (Chrissy Kirby), Late Maria Olga Kirby (Scott Reierstad). Fond brother of James (the late Charlotte) Nallen, Thomas Nallen and John Nallen. Proud grandfather of Ryan, Shawn, Michael, Ashley and Brendan, and step grand kids, Robert Sean Kirby, Madeleine Anne Kirby, Sean William Kirby, Lauren Paige Kirby, William Miles Kirby, Allison Marie Kirby, Kirsten Nicole Kirby, Emily Grace Reierstad, Andrew James Kirby, Lucas John. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Bob was preceded in death to his parents James and Hazel Nallen, sisters Dorothy (the late Patrick) Flavin, Elizabeth Nallen, Joan (the late Michael) Blasi and his brother, Michael (Linda) Nallen. Visitation for Bob will take place on Wednesday, August 2, 2023 from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Cumberland Chapels 8300 W. Lawrence Ave. Norridge, Il. Funeral Thursday, beginning at the funeral home at 9:00 am and then proceed to St. Monica Church in Chicago for 10:00 am Mass. Interment will be private.