Robert W. Fank

Dec. 11, 1952 - April 9, 2008

Robert W. Fank, 55, of Waukesha, died Wednesday, April 9, 2008, at his Waukesha home with his family by his side. He was born in Milwaukee on Dec. 11, 1952, the son of August Edwin and Florence Martha (nee Schmidt) Fank.

He was a 1971 graduate of Grafton High School and served in the U.S. Army from 1972 until 1975. On Aug. 12, 1978, he married Margaret "Mickey" (nee Looze) Fank. In 1979, he earned his bachelorís degree from the University of Wisconsin. From 1980 until 1992, he worked for Wisconsin Centrifugal, and since 1992, he was employed at Spuncast, Inc. In 1999, he obtained his masterís degree from the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Robert was involved in many different organizations. He was active in the Waukesha and Wisconsin Jaycees, where he held numerous offices. For 10 years, he ran the Waukesha Christmas Parade and was Cub Master for Cub Scouts Pack 22. He was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Brookfield, where he was involved in various activities and he especially enjoyed singing in the church choir. Robert loved to travel with his family, enjoyed woodworking and collected beer steins and stamps.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Mickey, of Waukesha; his children, Patti "Tricia" (fiance Curtis Kemper) Fank of Waukesha and Chicago, Michael Fank of Waukesha and Madison, and Billy Fank of Waukesha; his mother, Florence Fank of Grafton; his sisters, Christine (David) Roberts of Eagle River and Edna (Mark) Hayman of New Orleans; his mother-in-law, Barbara Looze of Cripple Creek, Colo.; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his father, August Fank, in 1978, and his father-in-law Cletus "Igor" Looze in 1994.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday, April 14, 2008, at St. Johnís Lutheran Church, 20275 Davidson Road, Brookfield. Visitation continues from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Tuesday, April 15 at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Lymphoma Leukemia Society, 200 South Executive Drive, Suite No. 203, Brookfield, WI 53005.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.