Robert R. Adams

March 3, 1914 - March 1, 2007

Lifelong Waukesha resident Robert R. "Bob" Adams, 92, died Thursday, March 1, 2007, at LindenGrove Health Care Center. He was born March 3, 1914, to Charles and Hannah (nee Roberts) Adams.

On Sept. 6, 1941, Bob married Ruth H. Hoppe. He was employed at Dresser Industriesí Waukesha Motors for 43 years, retiring in 1979. Bob was a 78-year member of Boy Scout Troop No. 5 at First Presbyterian Church. He was a member of the Old Timers Club and a member of Waukesha Engine Historical Society. His love of birds led him to be a founding member of the Benjamin F. Goss Bird Club. Bob also enjoyed Indian lore, demonstrated by collecting many Indian artifacts, creating Indian beading and sharing his interests and knowledge of Indian culture with Waukesha youth. He also was a member of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program in Waukesha and was a volunteer at Retzer Nature Center. Bob was an avid woodworker, creating many furniture pieces through the years. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church for 69 years.

Bob will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Ruth H. Adams of Waukesha; their children, Sharon Ann Adams of Bay View and Lynn Mary (Gustav) Bliese of Waukesha. He is further survived by his dear grandchildren, Janet (Kory) Kraus of New Berlin, Faye (Mike Stoiber) Faust of Milwaukee, Jennifer (Chuck Satterstrom) Bliese of Waukesha and Matthew Bliese of Chicago; great-grandson Zachery Kraus; special sister, Betty Ziegler of Canby, Ore.;sister-in-law, Dorothy Adams of Waukesha; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Margaret Kennedy, David (Dorothy) Adams, Mary Osiol and Edward, William, Reinhold and Frank Adams.

Visitation for Bob will be held from 3 p.m. until the 6 p.m. funeral service Tuesday, March 6, at First Presbyterian Church, 810 N. East Ave., Waukesha. Entombment will be at Prairie Home Cemetery.

Memorials in Bobís name are appreciated to First Presbyterian Church, 810 N. East Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186, or to the Boy Scouts of America Building Fund, Potowatomi Area Council, P.O. Box 528, Waukesha, WI 53187.

The family would like to extend their thanks to the staff at LindenGrove and Seasons Hospice for their care and kindness.

Randle-Dable Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 547-4035 or visit www.randledable.com to leave an online tribute.