Robert May, 81 |
July 6, 1934 — Jan. 3, 2016
Robert “Bob” May, 81, passed away Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, at Cedar Lake Health and Rehab surrounded by family. Bob was born July 6, 1934, in West Bend to Robert and Clara (nee Peterson) May. Bob attended Holy Angels Elementary School and was an altar boy at Holy Angels Catholic Church for many years. He was a team member of the first West Bend High School State Championship baseball team in 1951 and then graduated in 1952.
His love for sports continued, as he played softball, tennis and golf. He was a very proud and loyal fan of the Detroit Lions and San Francisco Giants. Robert loved Christmas, especially gathering family and singing Christmas carols in the kitchen. Robert worked at the West Bend Co. finance department for 33 years and Glacier Hills Credit Union for 15 years. He was known to greet others with a bright smile, hearty laugh and a wink of an eye.
Bob will be missed by his high school sweetheart and wife of 57 years, Donna (nee Sander) May; children, Mark (Pam) and Bradford; grandchildren, Michael (Sadie) and Rebecca (Steve); great-grandchildren, Sophia, Addison, Andre, Isabella, Mia and Mikey; and his brother, Jerry (Florence) and sister-in-law, Joyce (Robert) Ruesch. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Bob is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Ruth (Roman) Barth and Lorraine (Robert) Caspari; and brother, Leroy.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, at St. Frances Cabrini (1025 S. Seventh Ave., West Bend) with the Rev. Nathan Reesman presiding. Visitation will be at the church from 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016. Robert requested to be cremated and interred in the family plot at Holy Angels Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Frances Cabrini Building Fund (1025 S. Seventh Ave., West Bend) or donor’s choice.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com.