Robert J. Pallister

July 12, 1924 - June 12, 2007

Robert J. Pallister, 82, of Dousman, was born to eternal life Tuesday, June 12, 2007, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. He was born July 12, 1924, in Milwaukee, to Herbert R. and Verena (nee Hemsing) Pallister.

Bob proudly served his country from 1942 until 1946 in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was stationed in India where he was in charge of the disposal of chemical bombs. On Feb. 14, 1947, he married the former Shirley G. Mayesky. He was the owner of RP Floor Co. He established his floor sanding business in 1956 and was extremely proud that it has remained a family business, now in its third generation. He loved to travel and loved his cottage in Sturgeon Bay, where he spent his summers. During the winter, he traveled to his home in Englewood, Fla. He will be sadly missed by his friends and welcomed opportunities to visit and spend time with them. He was a member of Gross-Yaksh Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6498 in Milwaukee and had been a member of St. Williams Catholic Church for the past four years.

He is lovingly survived by his wife of 60 years, Shirley of Dousman, along with their children, Jill (Michael) Fitzgerald of Muskego, Robin (Daniel) Olson of Jackson and Randy (Sue) Pallister of Waukesha. He was the proud grandfather of Lisa (Robert) Lamb of East Troy, Matthew (Jessica) Braeger of Wauwatosa and Daniel, Stephanie and Michael Pallister, all of Waukesha; great-grandfather of Zack and Blake Lamb of East Troy.; and cherished brother of Marian Dietrich of Green Valley, Ariz., and Charlotte Cronce of Brown Deer. He is further survived by other relatives and friends. He had a special place in his heart for his beloved granddogs.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Robert John Pallister; son-in-law, Tom Mallman; and brothers-in-law, Charles Cronce and Walter Dietrich.

Visitation will take place from 4 p.m. until the 6 p.m. funeral service Thursday, June 14, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. A private family burial will take place at Chapel Hill in Milwaukee.

Memorials to the family are appreciated.

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The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to Laurie their cherished friend for her love and friendship.