Raymond M. Stobba
Sept. 6, 1928 – July 31, 2013
Raymond M. Stobba, 84, of Waukesha, passed away Wednesday, July 31,
2013, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
Raymond was born Sept. 6, 1928, in West Allis, the son of Raymond and
Mary (Andrzejewski) Stobba.
He attended Marquette High School, where he graduated in 1946. Raymond
then enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he served his country from 1946
until 1948. He returned to Milwaukee, where he attended Marquette
University earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration in
On May 4, 1957, at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Milwaukee, Ray was
united in marriage to the former Bernadine L. Steller. Raymond was
employed for more than 30 years with Schlitz Brewery in their sales and
marketing department and later with Miller Brands for nine years,
retiring in 1992. They made their home in Brookfield and later retired
to Seven Lakes, N.C., for 12 years before moving to Waukesha. Raymond
was a member of St. William Catholic Church and the American Legion Post
#0008 Waukesha. He was a past member of the Kiwanis Club and the Knights
of Columbus. Raymond enjoyed golfing but most of all spending time with
Raymond is survived by his loving wife, Bernadine; two sons, Michael
(Kathleen) Stobba of Pittsburgh and Greg (Marian) Stobba of Milwaukee;
and by one grandson, John Robert Stobba of Pittsburgh. Also surviving
are nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Mary Louise
The visitation for Raymond will be held from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday,
Aug. 4, at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N.
Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. A second visitation will be held from 10 a.m.
until the 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, Aug. 5, at St.
William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The Rev.
Leonard Barbian will officiate. Entombment will take place at Holy Cross
Cemetery, 7301 W. Nash St., Milwaukee, at 12:30 p.m. (please meet at the
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the American
Heart Association, 660 E. Mason St., Suite 200, Milwaukee, WI 53202.
Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning
Services is serving the family. For further information, please call
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