Robert D. ‘Bob’ McQuillan

Robert D. “Bob” McQuillan entered eternal bliss on Sunday, August 20, 2017, at the age of 76 after a very courageous battle with cancer.

He is survived by his loving wife, JoAnn, of 55 years; daughter, Lisa; son, Scott (Kim); granddaughter, Emma; sister, Judith Schultz of Rockford, Ill.; niece, Deanna; and nephew, David.

He was born and raised in Eau Claire, the son of Daniel and Leona (nee Rawlings) McQuillan. A member of the first class graduating from Eau Claire Memorial High School, he attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison receiving his bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering in 1962 and an executive MBA degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1976.

He started his career in Kokomo, Indiana, at the Stellite Division of Union Carbide as metallurgical engineer where he was granted a patent for a cobalt-based alloy resistant to thermal shock. Subsequently, he moved to Waukesha where he joined Wisconsin Centrifugal, Inc. He advanced through several positions to vice president of manufacturing. He also served as vice president of manufacturing at HiRanger, and operations manager at the Orbis Division of Menasha Corporation from which he retired in 2000. He believed in employee advocacy and was delighted when they achieved success through his mentoring.

During his retirement, he was involved in Freemasonry being a member of Waukesha Lodge No. 37 of which he was twice Master, the Tripoli Shrine and the Waukesha County Shrine Club serving as president and secretary treasurer, Scottish Rite Valley of Milwaukee, and Milwaukee Court No. 101 Royal Order of Jesters serving as its director in 2014.

He was one of the founders of the Waukesha Police Citizens Academy Alumni Association being its first president for three years and treasurer for two.

Golf was his favorite pastime, playing almost daily at Morningstar Golfer’s Club. His claim to fame was scoring two holes-in-one in the same 18-hole round at Rock River Hills in Horicon.

At Bob’s request, no funeral will be conducted. Just keep his memory in your hearts and enjoy life as he did.

Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Service are honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-547-4035 or visit us online at to leave the family an online tribute.