Robert C. Reid, 59

Robert C. Reid, of Granville Road in Cedarburg, passed away late Tuesday evening, Jan. 1, 2013, at Seasons Hospice in Waukesha. He was 59 years old.

Rob was born in Madison on Sept. 28, 1953, to Bruce and Beverly Stevens Reid. He attended local schools after the family moved to the Milwaukee area, graduating from Whitefish Bay High School and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, later receiving his Masters in Architecture.

Rob moved to Cedarburg in 1986. On July 17, 1995, he was united in marriage with Jody Boogren in Milwaukee. The couple settled in Cedarburg to start their family, later moving to Plymouth, and returning to Cedarburg in 2008. Rob was a former member of St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church in Cedarburg.

Rob was an avid reader and knowledge seeker. His friends often referred to him as "The Renaissance Man." He enjoyed painting, especially in the medium of acrylics, sketching, had trained as a sculptor under Alex Weiger, and worked as a blacksmith. Rob was also a Ti Chi instructor for many years, primarily taking on private students.

He is survived by his wife, Jody Reid of Cedarburg; four daughters, Maggie (significant other Evan Paydon) of Milwaukee, Ursula, Addy and Corinna; and son Tristan, all of Cedarburg. Rob is also survived by his mother, Beverly (Tom) Linnan of Brookfield; sister, Julia Reid of Colorado; parents-in-law Alan and Dianne Boogren of Fond du Lac; nieces, nephew, aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bruce Reid.

A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, Jan. 12, at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church South, N44 W6055 Hamilton Road, Cedarburg. Father Jamid Blanco will preside. The family will receive visitors at the church Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon.

Memorials are suggested to the family for future education costs.

The Eernisse Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family. Online condolence may be left at