William Robert ‘Bob’ Spain III
July 19, 1958 — Nov. 23, 2015

William Robert “Bob” Spain III, age 57, of North Prairie, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Monday, November 23, 2015. Bob was born on July 19, 1958, in Venezuela to William Robert II and Katherine Ruth (Brandt) Spain.

He married Lisa G. Bretzel on August 25, 1990, in Waukesha. He worked for many years at Quad/Graphics as a machine operator.

Bob is survived by his wife of 25 years, Lisa of North Prairie; his children, William Robert Spain IV, Jennifer Olson and Joshua Olson; his grandchildren, Kayla Rose, Alexander James and Sophia Annalise; his sister, Lisa A. Spain (Elaine Parton) of Milwaukee, Candyce (Michael) Kelly of Fountain Hills, Ariz., and Sandra Spain of Rocky Point, Mexico; and nieces, nephews, other family and many good friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial prayer service for Bob will be Saturday, December 12, at 11:30AM at Thelen Funeral Services, W309-S4840 Commercial Drive, Genesee (NW corner of highways 83 and 59) with the Rev. Michael Caldwell officiating. Gathering time will be from 11:00AM until the time of services at the funeral home, with continued fellowship and sharing following the services.

Memorial contributions are asked to be directed to the Cancer Treatment Center for Melanoma ( melanoma) or ASPCA (

Thelen Funeral Services is honored to be assisting the Spain family. For further information or to sign the online guest registry, please go to or call 262-392-4251.