Robert Tieffenbach

Feb. 5, 1927 Ė Feb. 2, 2011

Robert Tieffenbach passed away Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at the age of 83 after a brief illness.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Anton and Gertrude Tieffenbach, and his sister, Marlene Erickson.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Shirley (nee Horvath); his daughter, Jackie (Dennis) Mellem; and his grandson, Tony Kolp.

Bob was proud to have served in World War in the U.S. Navy. A lifelong chess enthusiast, Bob enjoyed his several summers of teaching children to play chess at Merton school.

Thanks to the caring staff at AngelsGrace Hospice for their compassionate and expert care of Bob.

It was Bobís wishes that no services be held.

Memorial donations may be made in his honor to the Humane Society of the United States or Best Friends Animal Shelter.

Schmidt & Bartelt A.A. Schmidt & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services in Sussex is serving the family. For more information, call 246-4774 or visit online at