Robert D. Heili

Robert D. Heili, 81, of West Bend completed his life’s journey on Friday, March 17, 2006 at Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls. Robert was born on April 27, 1924 in Hayes, Missouri to the late Nicholas and Katherine Heili.

He proudly served with the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific during World War II. On Aug. 28, 1944, Robert joined the love of his life, Bonnie Haase, in wedded matrimony. Robert retired from Milwaukee Electric Tool in 1987. He and Bonnie spent most of their retirement traveling and together they have seen most of America and made many friends along the way.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Bonnie; a sister, Mary Katherine (Gary) Rictor of Portland, Ore.; three sons, Robert (Kim) Heili of Port Orchard, Wash.; James (LaDawn) Heili of West Bend and Michael (Suzanne) Heili of Newburg; five grandchildren, Jonathan (Melissa) Heili of Wisconsin Rapids, Jason (Robin) Heili of Appleton, Melissa Heili of Milwaukee, Meghan Heili of Watertown and Ryan Heili of LaCrosse; two great-grandchildren, Taylor and the soon-to-be-born Katelynn Heili; and nieces Leah and Theresa.

Robert is preceded in death by his parents, Nicholas and Katherine Heili; parents-in-law Richard and Edna Haase; as well as other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be Monday, March 20 at 1 p.m. at the Wisconsin Memorial Park Family Center, West Chapel, 12875 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield. Visita-tion will be Monday at the Family Center from 11 a.m. until time of service. Entombment will be private.