Robert Richard Spatt

April 28, 1927 – March 15, 2011

Robert Richard Spatt, 83, of Plymouth, passed away suddenly at his home Tuesday, March 15, 2011.

He was born April 28, 1927, in Sheboygan, the son of the late John George Spatt and Wilhelmina Albertina (Siedler) Spatt.

He attended Jefferson Grade School in Sheboygan and Central High School, and graduated from North High School in 1945. He then attended and graduated from Mission House College, now known as Lakeland College.

 Robert served in the United States Army from 1945 to 1948 during World War II.

On June 22, 1957, he married Edith Phillips in Waukesha. The couple has resided in Plymouth since 1998.

Robert was a news writer and did publications for Lakeland College, Milton College, Wabash College, and worked nine years at the Kohler Company, and as a sports writer for the Waukesha Freeman. In his retirement, he wrote publications for Lakeland College and the Sheboygan County Museum and authored two books for the Sheboygan County Research Center.

He was a member of the Salem Plank Road United Church of Christ in Sheboygan Falls, belonged to the Sheboygan County Research Center and was a member of the Sheboygan County Museum.

He enjoyed writing and watching the Green Bay Packers, antiquing and spending time with his grandchildren and family.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Edith of Plymouth; three children, Sarah Weissinger of West Palm Beach, Fla., Stefanie (Scott) Brooks of Florence, Texas, and Thomas (Aimee) Spatt of Plymouth; three grandchildren, Robert Walden of Ohio, Ethan Spatt of Plymouth and Elissa Spatt of Plymouth; one brother, Raymond (Linda) Spatt of Cedarburg; and one sister-in-law, Rita (Wayne) Scriba of Waukesha. Robert is also survived by nieces, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Saturday, March 19, at the Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth. The Rev. Cheryl Lepak, pastor of Salem Plank Road United Church of Christ in Sheboygan Falls, will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Robert’s name.

Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit