Robert J. ĎBobí Davis, Sr.

May 15, 1929 - Feb. 16, 2009

Robert J. "Bob" Davis Sr. of Waukesha died Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at age 79. Bob was born May 15, 1929, in Oconomowoc, the son of John Davis and Margaret (nee Griep) Zimmermann.

Bob served his country with the U.S. Army for two years. Bob was employed by the Waukesha Water Utility from 1957 until 1994. He married Arlene Delfosse on September 10, 1966. Bob was a member of the American Legion Post No. 8, Waukesha, the Hank Williams Museum, and deeply enjoyed fishing and traveling. Bob loved spending time with his family and adored his grandchildren.

Bob will be deeply missed by his wife, Arlene of Waukesha; children, Marion (Bill) Jaskulski of Sussex, Sheila (Mike) Carlin of Sussex and Robert J. "Bob" (Angel) Davis Jr. of Milwaukee; three grandchildren, Jacob, Sean and Sierra; brother, Kenneth Griep of Plain; sister, Betty (Ken) Ludwig of Mukwonago; brother-in-law, Joe (Valerie) Delfosse, sisters-in-law, Lorraine Bird and Rose Baierl, all of Marinette; and stepbrother, Donald Zimmermann of Bella Vista, Ark. Bob also is survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, other family and friends.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents.

The visitation for Bob will be held from 4 p.m. until the time of the 7 p.m. service Thursday, Feb. 19 at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The Rev. Frank Janzow will be officiating. The interment will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 20 at Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha.

Memorials in Bobís name are appreciated to the National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin, 16655 W. Bluemound Road, Brookfield, WI 53005, or the charity of your choice.

The Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning 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.