Robert Lester Orlopp


June 12, 1926 - Oct. 9, 2012



Robert (Bob) L. Orlopp, 86, of Cape Coral, Fla., beloved husband of 36 years to Dorothy (Dotty) Orlopp, passed away after a short illness with his family at his side.


Bob was born in Waukesha on June 12, 1926 to Norma (Scheffler) and Lester Orlopp. He was raised in Waukesha, attending high school and Carroll College. Bob served his country proudly during World War II in the Aleutian Islands as a sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1944 to 1945. After the war, he began a career in sales that carried him from Blatz Brewery in Wisconsin to real estate sales in Hollywood, Fla. In his retirement years, Bob was an active member of Cape Coral North Kiwanis, serving as president and honored as Kiwanian of the Year in 1998. He was an active member of Christ Lutheran Church, serving as past president of the church council, an usher and a past president of Men in Mission. Bob also served as past president of the Cape Coral Caring Center and continued working in the food pantry until his brief illness. The greatest joy in his life came from his family and visiting with them across the country.


Bob is survived by his beloved children, R. Paul (Jill) Orlopp of Chicago, Ill.; Nancy C. Oct. 23, Mohr of Greensboro, N.C.; and James C. (Sherry) Orlopp of Durham, N.C.; his stepsons Mark (Debbie) Stichter  of Cape Coral, Fla.; Blake Stichter of Jacksonville, Fla.; Paul Stichter of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; grandchildren Tyler and Jordan Mohr; Victoria Orlopp; Michelle, Devon and Deana Stichter; Brittany Stichter Richards, Cara Stichter; Kevin, Brian Stichter; Royce, Shalyn Broadwright; brothers Ray (Bev), Richard (Marilyn) Orlopp, sister Margie Kadrich, and numerous nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by his loving mother, Norma, and father, Lester, and brother Jack.


Private services were held. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to Christ Lutheran Church at 2911 Del Prado Boulevard South, Cape Coral, FL 33904, or the Cape Coral Caring Center at 4645 Southeast 15th Avenue, Cape Coral, FL 33904.