Robert A. Mueller

Robert A. Mueller, 85, of West Bend died on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006 at Cedar Community Hospice.

He was born July 19, 1920 in Mequon to the late Otto J. and Ella (nee Hadler) Mueller, and as a child moved to Milwaukee with his family.

After graduating from high school, Robert enlisted in the United States Navy, serving during World War II as a 1st Class machinist mate.

Following his discharge, he returned to Milwaukee.

On Sept. 18, 1948 he was united in marriage to Agnes F. Graczyk.

He then owned and operated Bobís Tavern on 35th Street and Silver Spring Avenue, retiring in the mid-1970s.

In addition to spending his summers with family in Minnesota, Robert enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling and golfing.

He was a member of the Howard J. Schroeder Post 457 American Legion in Mequon, the Gross-Yaksh Post 6498 VFW in Milwaukee, and was an active lifetime member and past president of the North Milwaukee Lions Club.

Survivors include his wife, Agnes; four children, Carol Schmidt of West Bend, Carl (Jackie) of Lincolnton, N.C., Bob (Vicky) of Milwaukee and Kay (Bernie) Prepodnik of German-town; 17 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Ardell Mueller of Milwaukee; a sister-in-law, Alice Graczyk of Waukesha; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, Feb. 6 at 11 a.m. at St. Maryís Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, West Bend.

Father Michael Moran will be the presider, and burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Milwaukee.

Visitation will be at the Schmidt Funeral Home, West Bend, on Sunday from 4 until 7 p.m.

The family has requested memorials to the Cedar Com-munity Foundation for the benefit of the hospice program and Cedar Bay West.

Bobís family would like to extend a special thank you to everyone who cared for him at the Samaritan Health Center, Cedar Bay West and Cedar Community Hospice.