Robert F. ‘Bob’ Wolf

June 3, 1924 – May 22, 2013

Robert F. “Bob” Wolf of Muskego was born into eternal life Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at the age of 88. He was born June 3, 1924, in Milwaukee, the son of Alois and Anna (nee Plewa) Wolf.

Bob was a combat veteran during World War II. He received several commendations while serving as part of the U.S. Army Air Corps Bomber Flight Crew stationed in Stornarella, Italy.

After the war, Bob married the love of his life, Ruth Doyle, on Nov. 27, 1948. He attended Marquette University and received a Bachelor of Science in engineering. He worked as an electrical engineer for 37 years, mainly in research and development, and was the author of four patents. Bob was a registered professional engineer in the state of Wisconsin. Upon retiring, he went on to teach for 14 years at Waukesha County Technical College.

Bob was also active in the prison ministry, instructing CPR for the American Red Cross, teaching religious education classes to students, and serving on two Pewaukee village boards for a total of 10 years. Bob also had a fondness for northern Wisconsin and will be remembered for his strong work ethic and his love of his wife and family.

Bob will be deeply missed by his wife, Ruth; children, Robert (Kathleen) Wolf Jr., Paul (Linda) Wolf, Richard (Kim) Wolf, Anne (Mark) Hanson, Michael (Sherri) Wolf and Margaret (Christopher) Keller; grandchildren, Jordan Wolf, Zachary Wolf, Alex (Mary) Wolf, Max Wolf, Mitchell Wolf and Samantha Wolf, Jeremy Hanson, Joseph (Alison) Hanson and Laura Hanson, Chris (Beth) Wolf, Katie (Scott) Schmanski, Carolyn Keller, Marta Keller and Eleanor Keller; great-grandchild, Christian Wolf; as well as by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Gertrude Sullivan and Dolores Wolf.

The visitation for Bob will be held from 10 a.m. until the noon Mass of Christian burial Thursday, May 30, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 225 S. Hartwell Ave., Waukesha.

The Rev. Howard Haase will officiate. Burial will take place immediately following at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Waukesha.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Bob’s name are appreciated to Marquette University, 1250 W. Wisconsin Ave., P.O. Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI 53201; or to Catholic Memorial High School, 601 E. College Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For an online obituary or to leave a message of condolence, please visit, or call 542-6609.