Robert James Grossman Sr.

June 13, 1936 May 21, 2012

Robert James Grossman Sr., 75, of Mena, Ark., passed away Monday, May 21, 2012, at his home. He was born June 13, 1936, in Milwaukee, to the late Paul Grossman Sr. and the late Margret Grace Stowe Grossman.

He was a mechanic in the automotive industry for many years and was also a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend. He will be dearly missed by all his friends and family at Walmart.

He is survived by his son, Robert Grossman Jr. and wife Cindy of Waukesha; daughters, Lori Barikmo and husband Larry of Slinger, Elizabeth Bennett and Dennis Baumann of Watertown, and Mona Walczak and husband Jeff of Wisconsin Rapids; brother, Richard Grossman of Delavan; sisters, Peggy Pestor of Franklin, Nancy Miller of Mena, and Doris Behrs and husband Jeff of Muskego; grandchildren, Rebecca, Jenna, Christina, Sarah and Richard; and his great-great-grandchild, Elora Walczak.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Paul Grossman Jr.; and his great-grandson, Dennis Grossman.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today, May 24, at Union Mission Pentecostal Church in Mena with Brother Lewis Martin officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home, 479-394-1310. The online obituary is available at