Robert S. Semler, 75

Robert S. Semler of Hartford passed away surrounded by his loving family Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at the age of 75. He was born Jan. 15, 1942, in Hartford, the son of Francis and Lillian (nee Emmer) Semler. He married Marilyn Lau at Peace Lutheran Church in 1962. He was a lifetime member of Peace Lutheran Church and served on the Church Council and other committees. Bob was a retired deputy chief of Hartford Fire and Rescue, past president and owner of R.S. Semler & Associates Insurance Inc., and Bob took over the Wilmer L. Lau Agency in 1968. He also served on the Hartford Hospital Board, the Hartford Savings Bank Board, Hartford Chamber of Commerce Board, and the Hartford Golf Club Board.

He is survived by his loving wife, Marilyn; his loving children, Craig R. (Mary) Semler and Angela (Kevin) Weber; and his precious five grandchildren, Cori, Lindsey and Erica Semler, and Stephan and Nicole Weber. Also surviving is his sister, Patsy (Wayne) Rusniak, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and spending time up north at his cabin, as well as his grandkids’ events. Bob will be missed by his family and friends Visitation is Saturday, Oct. 21, from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 1001 Center St., Hartford, WI. Funeral Service will follow Saturday at 2 p.m. at the church. The Rev. Aaron Steinbrenner will officiate. Internment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Peace Lutheran Church or Peace Lutheran School Athletic Fund, the St. Joseph’s Kramer Cancer Clinic or Angels Grace Hospice facility in Oconomowoc are appreciated.

The Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home Hartford is serving the family: