Robert F. Sayles Sr.

July 13, 1926 – Dec. 16, 2010

Robert F. Sayles Sr., 84, of Palmyra, passed away Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at Fairhaven in Whitewater.

He was born July 13, 1926, the son of Burton and Clara (Loose) Sayles. Bob was very proud to be a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was also a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Palmyra, and enjoyed bowling, gardening, fishing and traveling the back roads.

Bob was preceded in death by his first wife, Evelyn.

He is survived by his second wife, Della. He is the cherished father of Robert Jr. (Kathy), James (Nancy), Carolyn (Robert) Dunn, Barry (Debbie), Cindy (Rolf) Aldinger and Dennis (Julie); stepfather of Ron (Barbara) Polzin; and the special grandfather of 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Bob was loved and will be remembered by other relatives and many dear friends.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the noon funeral service Tuesday, Dec. 21, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 313 W. Main St., Palmyra, with the Rev. Steven M.D. Blyth officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Matthew Lutheran Church or HospiceCare Inc., 3001 W. Memorial Drive, Janesville, WI 53548.

For the online guest registry, please go to Mealy’s Funeral Home in Palmyra is assisting the family, 495-2127.