Robert D. Garvens
May 20, 1923 — Sept. 16, 2016

Robert D. Garvens found peace Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, at the age of 93  years. He was born May 20, 1923, to parents Enos and Mabel in Brookfield.

He attended and was a graduate of Waukesha High School. Bob married his late wife, Lorraine “Babe,” on March 24, 1951, in Hartland, and have
been longtime East Troy residents.

He was the custodian of East Troy schools for 27 years and retired in 1988. Bob was a member of St. James United Methodist Church in East Troy, a lay delegate for the church conference and a chairman of the Auction Committee. After retirement, he volunteered at the East Troy food pantry.

Bob is survived by his daughter, Becky (Dennis) Johnson of Genoa City; grandchildren Crystal (Kenny) McClennahan, Sara (Brandon) Cusack, Andy and Mike; and great-grandchildren Zoya, Mollie, Austin and Savannah. Other relatives and many friends also survive him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Lorraine, son Allen, a great-grandson, one sister and four brothers.

A memorial service will be held Friday, Sept 23, at 11:30 AM at St.  James United Methodist Church, with a visitation from 10 AM until the time of services. Inurnment at Oakridge Cemetery to follow.

Legacy Funeral Services East Troy has the honor of serving the family.

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