Robert H. Vetense


Sept. 16, 1929 - Oct. 14, 2012



Robert H. Vetense, 83, of Palmyra, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at Golden Living Center in Fort Atkinson.


Robert was born Sept. 16, 1929, the son of the late Ernest and Sarah Vetense. He married Patricia Dowty in Palmyra on June 10, 1988. Robert was a dairy farmer for many years. Following his retirement from farming, he worked at Standard Process for 10 years.


He was the beloved husband of Patricia of Palmyra; dear stepfather of Gina (Earl) Cunningham of Waukesha, Christina (Adam) Dickinson of Racine and Rebecca (Robert) Golden of Hayward; and cherished grandfather of Brittany and Zachary Cunningham, Ariel, Grace, Noah and Sarah Dickinson, Cassandra and Dustin Dowty, and Kyle Youngman. Robert is further survived by his nephew, Gerald Vetense, other relatives and many friends.


Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial service Thursday, Oct. 18, at Haase Lockwood & Associates Funeral Home, 320 W. Main St., Palmyra, with the Rev. Duane Goetsch officiating. Inurnment will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery.


Haase-Lockwood and Associates Funeral Homes and Crematory, 495-2127, is serving the family. For an online guest registry, visit online at