Robert ‘Bob’ N. Douglas
Dec. 1, 1928 – May 10, 2010
Robert “Bob” N. Douglas Sr., a lifelong resident of Waukesha, was called home by the Lord on Monday, May 10, 2010, surrounded by family at Angels-Grace Hospice.
Bob was born Dec. 1, 1928, in Waukesha, the eldest son of John and Muriel (nee Sarah) Douglas.
He will be sadly missed by his children, Robert (Sandra) Douglas of Sussex, Deborah Douglas of Waukesha, Pamela Douglas of Pewaukee and Scott Douglas of Pewaukee; his grandchildren, Brandi (Michael Osmon) of Waukesha, Amanda Douglas of California, Nicole Douglas of Sullivan, Tiffany Douglas of Waterford and Ashley Douglas of Sussex; great-grandson, Jonas Douglas-Osmon of Waukesha; his brothers, William (Joy Eberhardt) Douglas of Florida and Ronald (Judy) Douglas of Beaver Dam; sister, June (Richard) Jacobson of Rockford, Ill.; and sisters-in-law, Elaine (Edward) Douglas of Waukesha, Marlene (Gerald) Douglas of Waukesha and Roxanne Simon of Milwaukee. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Bob was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 54 years, Joan (nee Raymond); his parents; his brothers, Edward, Gerald and Donald; and brother-in-law, Richard Jacobson.
Bob was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army and served several years in the post-World War II occupation of Japan. Upon return to the U.S., he married the love of his life and relocated from Waukesha to Elkton, Md., where he worked for the military at Aberdeen Proving Grounds for several years until the lure of family and friends brought them back to Wisconsin and a career spanning the next 34 years at the Allen Bradley Company in Milwaukee. He was an “active father” in the Boy Scouts of America, serving as assistant scout master, scout master, explorer post leader and district council member.
Bob used his mechanical abilities to help friends in need and was able to combine this talent with his love of the outdoors and fishing. Each year he and wife Joan would head north to help friends with the seasonal chore of opening or closing resorts in Canada and Minnesota. Like so many times before, we know that he has “Gone Fishing.”
The family wishes to thank the numerous health care professionals that have provided care for Dad over the past four years. Special thanks to the compassionate and caring staff of Angels-Grace Hospice for their help over the past four weeks.
The family will greet relatives and friends from 1 p.m. until the 3 p.m. memorial service Sunday, May 23, at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 W. Bluemound Road (at highways J and JJ, four blocks south of Interstate 94), Waukesha. Private inurnment will be at Prairie Home Cemetery.
Church and Chapel Rudolph-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 549-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.