WAUKESHA

Robert Olai Bache-Wiig

May 14, 1917 - March 31, 2007

Robert Olai Bache-Wiig died Saturday, March 31, 2007. He was born May 14, 1917, in Mosinee.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Olai and Agnes (Ravn) Bache-Wiig; siblings Lars, Ellen and Theodore; and a son, John.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Barbara; children, Anne (Bruce) Lindenberg, Ben (Marge) Bache-Wiig and Martha Bache-Wiig; grandchildren, Jon, Sara, Francesco, Sarah, Meredith, Peter and Grace; and special family friends, Theresa (Jim) Snyder.

He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend.

He was a mechanical engineer, a safety director at the Falk Corp., as well as a sailor, a member of the National Ski Patrol for 50 years, a talented woodworker and poet by marriage. He will be remembered for his generous heart and ready wit.

The family deeply appreciates the many warm attentions given to Bob and his family during his painful seven-week journey.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the noon funeral service today, April 14, at St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 111 E. Main St., Waukesha. A light lunch will follow the service.