Robert P. Ellis Sr., 90
P Ellis Sr., 90, of Mequon passed away peacefully on May 28, 2011, in West
He was born Feb. 10, 1921, in Kalamazoo, Mich., to Roy and Edna Ellis.
After attending both high school and college in Kalamazoo, Robert served
as a 1st Lieutenant in the 88th Army division, 351st Infantry and received
a Purple Heart and Bronze Star while on duty in the mountains of Italy
during World War II.
In 1952 Bob married Evelyn Joyce Stamm of Kalamazoo, Mich., and together
they had four wonderful children, Joy Lynn (Robert) Kuhaupt, Robert Paul
(Laura) Ellis Jr., Bruce Alan (Shelli) Ellis and Thomas Edward (Carrie)
He is further survived 12 grandchildren, Anthony (Carrie) Kuhaupt, Brian
Kuhaupt, Amy Kuhaupt, Savannah (Tyler) Johnson, Mandy (Ryan) Halvin,
Angela Ellis, Jessica Ellis, Stacey Gulley and Alex Weyer; five
great-grandchildren, Katherine Evelyn Kuhaupt, Layla and Levi Beistle,
Travis Halvin and Nathan Johnson.
Robert is preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn; his parents; and sister,
After retirement, Robert and Evelyn loved to travel and visit old friends
and met many new ones along the way. They were able to travel to 13
different countries, taking cruises, tours, train and bus trips. Although
they liked to travel, nothing pleased them more then to either have family
or friends stop at the house for coffee, to spend time with them out for
dinner or go to a ball game. Every birthday and holiday was celebrated
together as a family and always filled with much love and laughter.
Robert was an active member of Mequon United Methodist Church, serving on
many committees in different capacities, singing in the choir and giving
freely of his time. When they weren't traveling, Robert enjoyed working in
his yard and was very proud of his roses. He could often be found sitting
in a chair in the shade admiring what he had just accomplished.
For those that had the opportunity to know Robert, they knew he was a
committed and caring person who gave freely and was always there to help.
They knew that he loved his family and was there to support and guide them
all – from the very moment of their births until the time of his death.
Even now beyond his death he still will continue to guide his family in
We miss you Dad, but you’ll always be in our hearts!
Visitation with the family will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday,
June 6, at Mequon United Methodist Church, 11011 N. Oriole Lane, Mequon
with a short memorial service to follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Kathy’s House,