Robert B. Riesner Sr.

May 29, 1922 – March 1, 2012

Robert “Bob” Riesner was born in Riesa, Germany, on May 29, 1922, the son of Carl and Edda Riesner. He died Thursday, March 1, 2012.

Robert was the husband of the late Juliane (Lea) Riesner, his loving wife of 67 years.
Bob lead an amazing life of happiness and tragedy during his early years before and during World War II in Germany. Bob then immigrated to Milwaukee with his wife and young daughter in 1950. He had three more children and moved to Waukesha in 1958.

Bob worked in construction all his life. He enjoyed the challenge and all of the people he worked with. He retired in 1987 as president of J.P. Jansen Co. Bob especially loved to travel the U.S., Mexico and the world with his wife and family. His humor, compassion and generosity will truly be missed by all.

Robert was the loving father “Pop” of Carol (Cliff) Carlson, Barb (Ken) Knoebel, Mike (Gail) Riesner and Lorraine Riesner-St. Louis of Florida; beloved opa to Jim Carlson, Amanda (Ali) Kahn, Laura (Jason) Menting, Jeanna Riesner and Jenell Riesner; and great-opa of Miguel and Laila.

Robert was preceded in death by his beloved son Robert B. Riesner Jr.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 12:30 p.m. service Tuesday, March 6, at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 Bluemound Road (at highways J and JJ, four blocks south of Interstate 94), Waukesha. Interment to follow at Prairie Home Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Robert’s name may be made to the America Cancer Society.
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.