Robert W. ĎBobí McGuire

Robert W. "Bob" McGuire passed away peacefully after a long battle with heart disease at the age of 74 years. Bobís father, William, and brother, Cyril "Cy" preceded him in death. Bob will be fondly remembered by his loving mother, Anna; devoted wife of 52 years, Ann Marie (nee Mittelstadt); beloved children, John (Dee) McGuire, Jennie (Dale) Haessly and Jim (Betsy) McGuire; precious grandchildren, Emily, Sean, Savannah, Gabriel and Trinity, brother, John, sister, Rosemary (Ken) Schultz along with many dear nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Bob was a proud Navy veteran and 47-year member of The International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 139. During that time he was recognized as "Operator of the Year." His fascination of Wisconsin history fueled his memorabilia collection. He enjoyed his "precious gifts" (grandchildren), playing euchre, fishing and being "a weaver of great tales."

Bobís enthusiasm for public speaking and volunteerism grew as a longtime "friend of Bill W."

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, at Church and Chapel, 380 Bluemound Road (highways J and JJ), Waukesha, followed by a celebration of life. Burial will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 5 at Highland Memorial Park in New Berlin.