Robert L. Filut

Robert L. Filut, 84, of West Bend, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005 at his home.

He was born on Oct. 6, 1921 in Akron, Ohio, to the late Frank and Martha (nee Badciong) Filut. His family later moved to Milwaukee.

Bob served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II, and on Aug. 25, 1945 he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Plohr at Faith Lutheran Church in Milwaukee.

Together they lived and raised their family in the Cedarburg and Saukville areas until moving to West Bend in 1991.

Bob worked as a carpenter and construction supervisor, lastly for J.J. Wenninger Co. in Brookfield, until his retirement in 1979.

Elizabeth passed away in 1995.

He was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ in West Bend and the West Bend Moose Lodge 1398.

He had been active at the Washington County Senior Center and enjoyed fishing, playing his keyboard and gambling trips.

Bob is survived by his companion, Joan Fay; two daughters, Susan (Ed) Salowitz of Ann Arbor, Mich. and Sandra (Thomas) Rappold of Belgium; three grandchildren, Amy (Wally) Wilsnack, Julie (Chris) Becker and Steve (Kim) Harrington; three great-grandchildren, Joseph and Grace Wilsnack and Christian Vandercook; four sisters, Marilyn (Jack) Kunkel, Delores Egan, Betty Jane Henderson and Florence Jaeger; a sister-in-law, Mildred MacDonald; other relatives and friends.

Funeral services to honor Bobís life will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 7 p.m. at Immanuel United Church of Christ, 501 Walnut St., West Bend.

Rev. James Eckblad will officiate and burial will take place int Wisconsin Memorial Park in Brookfield.

Visitation will be Tuesday at the church only from 4 p.m. until the time of service.

Memorials to the Renal Foundation are appreciated.

The Myrhum-Patten Funeral and Cremation Service, West Bend, is assisting the family.

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