Robert ‘Bob’ F. Thomas
May 23, 1933 – Jan. 14, 2014
Robert “Bob” F. Thomas of Waukesha died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at Waukesha Springs at the age of 80. He was born in L’Anse, Mich., on May 23, 1933, the son of John and Hattie (Green) Thomas.
He was a 1951 graduate of Ashland High School.
Bob proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. On Dec. 23, 1958, he married Marjorie Miller of Milwaukee, formerly of Ashland. Bob worked for Waukesha Motors, retiring after 48 years of service in 1998. He was an avid cribbage player, pool player and enjoyed bowling, playing on many leagues in the Waukesha County region. Bob was a member of the Grand Island Band of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.
He will be sadly missed by his wife, Marjorie of Waukesha; their children, Linda (John Kerr) Widmar of Arkdale, Roberta (Randy Cliff) Thomas of Lake City, Fla., Diana (Thomas Pike) Thomas of Waukesha, John Thomas of Eustis, Fla., and Jewell (Keith Braun) Thomas of Waukesha; along with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is further survived by his sister, Gladyce Nahbenayash of Superior; his brother, John (Chris) Nahbenayashe of Ashland; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Jewell Zoldos Knopf and Mary Anderson, and two brothers, John Donald and Roger Thomas.
Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the 3 p.m. funeral service Monday, Jan. 20, at the Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Burial will be held in the spring at St. Agnes Cemetery in Ashland.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 547-4035 or visit our website at www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.
And as he would say, Miiw!