Robert C. Bendixen, 90
Feb. 2, 1927 ó Aug. 29, 2017
Robert C. ďBobĒ Bendixen, 90, of West Bend, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, at the Cottages at Cedar Run. He was born Feb. 2, 1927, in Wauwatosa, the son of Chester and Marion Bendixen (nee Peters). Bob married the love of his life, Gay Manders, on June 29, 1963, in Milwaukee. They were blessed to have 39 years together.
Bobís happiest times were spent boating, building models, racing RC cars, tinkering in his workshop and enjoying family, friends, and pets. Itís a lucky man that gets to appreciate 30 years of retirement. Professionally, Bob loved to work with cars and through a few jobs he arrived at a 32year career with General Motors as a research and development instructor. As a young man of 18, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy Air Corps. He served stateside as an aviation machinist mate for NATS (Naval Air Transport Services). As a Seaman 1st Class, he was honorably discharged in August 1946.
Those Bob leaves behind to cherish in his memory are his daughter, Carrie Lloyd, with husband, Rob, and their son, Justin; his son, Chuck, with wife, Lia, and their daughters, Nina, Nicole, and Katie; along with many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gay; his parents; his stepmom, Antoniette Bendixen; and his sister, Betty Bendixen.
A memorial service in remembrance of Bob will be held at noon Saturday, Sept. 9, at Myrhum-Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Home, 1315 W. Washington St. West Bend, WI 53095. The family will greet relatives and friends at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the time of the memorial service.
In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates your donation to Cedar Community Foundation Hospice Program or Washington County Humane Society.
The Myrhum-Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Bobís arrangements. Additional information and guestbook may be found at www.Myrhum-Patten.com.