Robert G. ĎBobí Galarneau

Jan. 27, 1928 - March 11, 2008

Robert G. "Bob" Galarneau, a longtime resident of Waukesha, died Tuesday, March 11, 2008, at age 80. Bob was born in Menominee, Mich., on Jan. 27, 1928, the son of Ephraim and Alexina Galarneau.

He was united in marriage to Lois Belonga on May 13, 1950, in Marinette. Bob worked as a printer at the Waukesha Freeman for more than 42 years. He was a charter member of St. William Catholic Church. Bob enjoyed being a leader of the Boy Scouts, camping, taking spontaneous road trips with his wife and spending time with his family. He will always be remembered as a man with a gentle heart, ready smile and a great sense of humor.

Bob will be sadly missed by his wife, Lois; children, Sharon (Jon) Wieser of Waukesha, John Galarneau of Little Canada, Mich., Stephen (Diane) Galarneau of Glenbeulah and David (Yvonne) Galarneau of Portage, Mich.; grandchildren, Anne, Renee, Laura, Kelly, Erin, Matthew, Jonathan, Kevin, Joel and Marissa; two great-grandchildren, Sam and Jillian; and many friends.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the 10 a.m. memorial service Saturday, March 15, at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. Inurnment will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Waukesha.

Memorials in Bobís name may be directed to the Wisconsin Parkinsonís Disease Association, 945 N. 12th St., Suite 4602, Milwaukee, WI 53201, or the American Diabetes Association, 2323 N. Mayfair Road, Suite 502, Wauwatosa, WI 53226.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Preplanning Services are serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com.