Jan. 5, 1927 - Sept.
Robert “Bob” Tegge
passed away peacefully Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009, at AngelsGrace Hospice at
the age of 82.
A lifelong resident of
Waukesha, Bob was a World War II veteran who earned the Army’s
prestigious Expert Infantry Badge and other decorations while serving his
country. As a 19-year-old stationed in Yokahama, Japan, Bob was in charge
of routing incoming Army correspondence. He was also a supervisor and the
business manager of a post exchange.
Bob was an avid
sportsman who loved to hunt and fish. He also enjoyed playing cards,
casino gambling and attending family get-togethers.
Bob founded, owned and
operated Concrete Placement Company. For nearly 50 years, Bob’s
innovation, integrity and dedication to quality all contributed to his
respect and longevity as a successful businessman. The legacy of Bob’s
diverse accomplishments will long be a fixture in Waukesha and the
Bob was an honest,
fair, generous, loving and committed husband, father, grandfather and
great-grandfather. Bob never came first. His life revolved around doing
whatever he could to make life better for his family and others in need of
a helping hand. Bob was selfless.
Bob will be sadly
missed by Harriet, his wife of 53 years; sons, Robert and Gary (Tracey);
daughter, Mary (Joe) Gracz; grandsons, Matt and Josh Ripplinger, Jacob
Gracz and Cody and Tyler Tegge; granddaughters, Amy Tegge and Breanna
Gracz; great-granddaughter, Callie; great-grandson, Carter; and sister,
He was preceded in
death by his parents; grandson, Tom Tegge; and many brothers and sisters.
The family will hold a
private memorial for Bob.
Church and Chapel
Funeral Home is serving the immediate family.
Dad, we dedicate the
rest of our lives to the quality of yours. Your loving family.
(Freeman - Sept. 5,