Robert W. "Bob" Martz Sr.

Robert W. "Bob" Martz Sr., 83, of West Bend, formerly of Newburg and Crivitz, passed away Friday, Feb. 24, 2006 at St. Luke’s Medical Center, Milwaukee.

Robert was born on Sept. 14, 1922 to William and Christine (Erdman) Martz in Ingallston Township, Mich., where he was also raised.

He married Audrey L. Smith on Jan. 24, 1951 in Waukegan, Ill.

After marriage, the couple lived in the West Bend and Newburg area.

Bob was employed at American Motors of Milwaukee and later Simplicity of Port Washington as a factory worker retiring in 1985 and moving to Crivitz.

The couple moved back to West Bend in 2005.

Bob loved hunting and fishing.

He was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church of West Bend.

Bob will be deeply missed by his wife, Audrey; eight children, Deanne (Danny) Dunn and Wendy Hirt, both of Spokane, Wash., Barbara (Charles) Honl of West Bend, Susan (David) Malecha of Slinger, Robert Jr. (Eileen) and Deb, both of West Bend, Scott of Crivitz and Chad of DePere; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Norma (Harvey) Kamine of Hartland; a sister-in-law, Betty of Two Rivers; and brother-in-law, Irvin Kamine of Las Vegas.

He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a sister, Dorothy; a brother, William; and a grandson, Zachary.

A memorial service in honor of Bob will be on Thursday, March 2, at 6 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel of West Bend.

Cremation will take place at Paradise Cremation Services of West Bend.

Visitation will be at the funeral home on Thursday from 4 p.m. until the time of services at 6 p.m.