Robert R. Hamernik, 88

Robert “Bob” R. Hamernik, 88, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at The Kathy Hospice of West Bend. He was born on Oct. 24, 1926, to William and Sarah (nee Turner) Hamernik.

He is survived by his loving children: Susan (Jerry) Kertscher, Sandra (Scott) Waranius, Sharon (Kim) Weinreich and Shelley (Michael) Zimdahl; 13 cherished grandchildren and two step grandchildren; 16 adored great-grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren; sisters Bernadine Bauer and Rosemarie Di Maggio; and brother-in-law Norbert (Theresa) Grzechowiak.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Patricia; brother, William and his wife Ruth Hamernick; sister Marguerite and her husband Dr. Robert Deutsch; and brothers-in-law Christ Bauer and Paul Di Maggio.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, March 5, 2015, at noon at St. Michael’s Church, 8883 Forest View Road, Kewaskum, with the Rev. Edwin Kornath officiating. The visitation will be held at the church on Thursday, March 5, from 10-11:45 a.m. Interment will follow the Mass at St. Michael’s Cemetery.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Peter Cornelius, Bob’s extended medical team, the staff members of Froedtert St. Joseph’s ICU, MCU, the Emergency Department and The Kathy Hospice and Cedar Crossings for all of their compassionate care.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. 262-338-2050