Robert ‘Bob’ W. Greenwaldt
July 19, 1925 — Sept. 3, 2016
Robert “Bob” W. Greenwaldt, a longtime Waukesha resident, died on Saturday, September 3, 2016, at his home at Avalon Square at the age of 91. He was born in Milwaukee on July 19, 1925, the son of Harry and Hildegarth (nee Schwenzen) Greenwaldt.
Bob proudly served his country in the United States Navy during WWII. On June 5, 1948, he married Lois Dornbrak at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, where they were lifelong members. She preceded him in death on February 15, 2014. Bob owned his own home construction company, Greenwaldt Builders, for many years. Bob was a talented woodworker and carpenter. He enjoyed square dancing, loved the outdoors and visiting the cottage he built in Eagle River. Most of all, he cherished the time he spent with his family.
He will be sadly missed by his children Jim (Debra) Greenwaldt of Dousman, Tom (Debbie) Greenwaldt of Waukesha, Pat (Al) Grulke of Waukesha and Anne (Paul Rullo) Van Housen of Villages, Fla. He was the dear grandfather of Ryan (Shannon) Manske, Tim (Stacey) Greenwaldt, Katie (Brad) Kuntz, Mike and Mitch Grulke, Daniel (Kristen) Van Housen and David and Elizabeth Van Housen, along with six great-grandchildren. He is further survived by his sister Elaine Ward of Texas, along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
The family would like to thank the staff of Avalon Square and Seasons Hospice for the care and support they provided.
Visitation will be held on Friday, September 9, from 10:00AM until the time of the 12:00 noon memorial service at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 700 Beechwood Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186. The Rev. Jason Hacker will preside. Burial with full military honors will follow at Prairie Home Cemetery.
Memorials in Bob’s name are appreciated to Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-547-4035 or visit our website at www.randledable.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.