Robert R. McDowell

April 27, 1938 Nov. 17, 2011

Robert R. McDowell of Watertown, formerly of Wales, died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, at Watertown Regional Medical Center at the age of 73. He was born April 27, 1938, the son of Ray and Elizabeth (nee Williams) McDowell.

On Sept. 14, 1968, he married the former Patricia Dering. Bob was a dedicated member of Jerusalem Presbyterian Church in Wales and worked for 41 years at Generac Corp. in Waukesha. In his retirement, he enjoyed spending time at his cabin. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Patricia of Watertown, along with their daughters, Kerry (Jay) Gasser of Janesville and Michelle (Mark) Monkoski of Plymouth. He was the dear grandfather of Ryan and Meghan Gasser and Olivia and Charlie Monkoski. He is further survived by his sister, Beth (the late Carl) Klug of Watertown, other relatives and many friends.

Visitation will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at Jerusalem Presbyterian Church, 207 W. Main St., Wales, WI 53183. Visitation continues from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial service Monday, Dec. 12, at the church. Burial will follow the service at Salem Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the church (address above).

For further information, please call Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com to leave an online tribute.