Robert W. Deiss, 67 |
Sept. 27, 1947 ó Sept. 21, 2015
Robert W. Deiss passed away peacefully with his family at his side Monday, Sept. 21, at the age of 67.
He was born Sept. 27, 1947, in Milwaukee to the late Eugene and Ida (nee Wurm) Deiss. Bob spent much of his childhood in West Bend and graduated from West Bend High School in 1965, then successfully obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in architectural studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He practiced architecture in Wisconsin, Illinois and California until he retired in 2012.
Besides Bobís love of the fine arts, classical music and traveling with his wife Karen, he enjoyed volunteering in the various communities he lived in. He was a very active Rotarian and belonged to several different Rotary Clubs over the years. He especially enjoyed working with the Rotary Foreign Exchange program, the Student Scholarship program and various other Rotary fundraising activities. Bob believed very strongly in giving back to the community and helping those in need. His most recent yearlong Rotarian project included securing a grant of more than $66,000 to fund and benefit the Kilimahewa Educational Center and the Kilimahewa community in Tanzania. Bob was a true humanitarian.
Bob is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Karen (nee Kogler) Deiss; three daughters, Jessica Deiss of Madison, Heidi (Matthew) Sternig of West Bend and Heather (James) Byron of West Bend; six loving grandchildren, Steven and Sadie Renard, Isabelle and Tyler Sternig, William Byron and Serenity Feck; stepchildren, Sandi (Garrett) Feck and Michael (Amy) Licke; and sisters, Irmgard Spors and Margaret Woitekaitis of West Bend, as well as many other nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Ida and Eugene Deiss, and brother, Eugene Deiss.
A private celebration of Life will be held for family and friends to celebrate Bobís life. Memorials to the Antioch Rotary Scholarship Inc. (P.O. Box 35, Antioch, IL 60002) are greatly appreciated.