Robert A. Meyer

Aug. 28, 1925 Nov. 23, 2010

Robert A. Meyer of Pewaukee quietly passed away Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, with the family he loved so much at his side. He was born Aug. 28, 1925, on a farm in the Town of Mayville.

In 1944, Bob married the woman he loved, Winifred (nee Mercer). She preceded him in death in 2004.

Bob will be sadly missed by his children, Robert (Elizabeth), Ronald, Janet Schneidewent (Alan) and David. He was greatly loved by his grandchildren, Jennifer Duessler (Nathen), Cynthia (Mizan), Robert (Sarah), Kenneth (Simone), Richard (Carrie), Nathan (Ann), Corey (Aimee) and Sarah Price, and his beautiful great-grandchildren, Nadine, Zachary, Patrick, Owen, Brandon, Christopher, Sean, Marc, William and Michelle. Bob is also survived by two sisters, Dorothy Portz and Jean Hinzey.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Leichtweis; brother, Marvin; and his parents, Albert and Minnie (nee Lassman).

Bob served bravely as part of the greatest generation in World War II in England, France and Austria. For his heroic efforts, Bob received the Bronze Star. He and Winnie moved to Pewaukee in 1948. He learned the electrical trade from his brother-in-law and started a successful business, Pewaukee Electric Co. Many people used the "big clock" on his garage to see if they were late or not. Bob continued to serve his community in the U.S. Army Reserve (retired as a SFC), as a justice of the peace and as a member of the volunteer fire department, where he rose to the rank of lieutenant. He went on to become the head of the Pewaukee Water Department and an electrical inspector for the Town of Pewaukee. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion chapters in Pewaukee. After Bob retired, he continued to serve the community as a volunteer for the food pantry, delivering Meals on Wheels and calling bingo at River Hills West Nursing Home. He assisted his children and grandchildren with many household projects. Bob was an avid gardener, even up to the day he left this earth.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 6 p.m. funeral service Thursday, Dec. 2, at Gethsemane United Methodist Church, 642 Main St., Pewaukee. The Rev. Pete Peterson will preside. Private family graveside services will be held Friday.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials go to Gethsemane United Methodist Church.

Yonke & Son Funeral Horne is serving the family. For more information, please call 691-1900.