Robert G. Lauson, 74

Robert G. Lauson, 74, of West Bend, died peacefully of cancer on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, at The Kathy Hospice with his wife by his side. He was born on Dec. 5, 1936, in Corpus Christi, Texas, to the late Robert and Verena (nee Sell) Lauson. At the age of 2, the family moved to West Bend. 

He attended Holy Angels School and graduated from West Bend High School with the Class of 1954. He then went on to Marquette University School of Business and enrolled in ROTC. While serving with the United States Navy, he lived in Little Creek, Va. Following his discharge, he returned to West Bend.

On Sept. 12, 1959, he was united in marriage to Jeanne L. Collien at St. Frances Cabrini Church in West Bend. 

Bob was employed at B.C. Ziegler Company where he worked as a loan officer. In 1992, he retired after 31 years of service. 

Throughout the years, he enjoyed traveling to many different places. He also spent time at their park home in Jellystone and spending time over the winter months in Mexico. 

Survivors include his wife Jeanne; eight children Julie (John) Riggio, Robert (Judy), William (Stefphanie), Jane (Scott) Seeley, Peter (Gretchen), Joseph (Lisa), Michael (Erika) and James (Heather); 13 grandchildren Noelle (Nathan), John, Matthew, Thomas, Robby (Erika), Kara, David, Amanda, Shannon, Derek, Rachel, Carissa and Charlee and a new grandson due in December; 1 sister Mary Stelle of Mexico; 2 sisters in-law Arleen Schmidt of West Bend and Eileen Duenkel of West Bend; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law Ann and Lou Sander. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Sept. 9, at 5 p.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church with the Rev. Gerald Brittain presiding. Burial will be at 11 a.m. in Holy Angels Cemetery. The family will greet relatives and friends during a period of visitation at the church only on Friday from 2 p.m. until 4:45 p.m. 

Masses of memorials to Holy Angels Church are appreciated. 

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. James Thomas and his staff at Froedtert Hospital for their efforts and care and the staff at The Kathy Hospice for their compassionate care. The family would also like to thank their neighbors for the friendship, concern and caring attitude. With gratitude and thanks, Bobís family also acknowledges friends past and present, near and far, for their calls, prayers, Novenas and prayer lists, which have helped guide us through these difficult months. 

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family. 

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