Robert R. Schoenhaar, 81
Jan. 17, 1935 — Jan. 5, 2017

Robert R. Schoenhaar, 81Robert R. Schoenhaar, 81, of West Bend, died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. He was born Jan. 17, 1935, in West Bend to Oscar and Pearl (nee Butts) Schoenhaar and married Patricia M. Raab on Jan. 19, 1963, at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Church.

Bob served as the Master Councilor of DeMolay and was also active in Swing Band while in high school. Following graduation, he served in the National Guard for seven years with the last year on active duty at Fort Lewis in Washington.

Bob and Pat were very active in scouting for more than 35 years. He liked hunting, fishing and spending time outdoors with his family.

Bob worked at Barton Products for 43 years. He was a member of the Lt. Ray Dickop Post 36 American Legion and a lifetime member of the NRA.

Bob is survived by his wife of almost 53 years, Pat; four children, Mary (Christopher) O’Hanison of West Allis, Kelsey (Lisa Schoenwetter) Schoenhaar of Madison, Jay of West Bend and Thomas of Milwaukee; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He is further survived by two sisters-in-law, Kay (Sam) Claas of West Bend and Carol Krause of Arpin, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Pearl Schoenhaar; his son, David; his daughter-in-law, Janice; his brother, Edward; two sisters, Kathryn (Vic) Rohleder and Myrtle (Alfred) Marquardt; a sister-in-law, Joanne (James) Mara; and two brothers-in-law, Richard Frings and Alvin Krause.

A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Church. The family will greet visitors at the church from noon-1:45 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated.

We would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Gary Herdrich and his staff for never giving up on Bob.

The Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences are available at