Robert ‘Bob’ D. DeMars, 81
Aug. 19, 1937 -- Jan. 7, 2019

Robert ‘Bob’ D. DeMars, 81 Robert “Bob” D. DeMars, of Grafton, formerly of Escanaba, Mich., passed away on Jan. 7, 2019, at the Lawlis Family Hospice, in Mequon, Wis., at the age of 81 years.

Bob was born on Aug. 19, 1937, the son of the late Richard DeMars and the late Pearl (nee Gustafson) DeMars. He was later united in marriage to Barbara (nee Gangstad) on Sept. 22, 1962, in Escanaba.

Bob is survived by his wife, Barbara; children, Kris (Randy Hobena) Benz and Paul (Jamie Zaske; grandchildren, Lindsey and Marnie Benz, Joshua (Kerrie Winter), Nikolas and Micaela; great-grandchildren, Hankston and Ava; brothers, Kenneth “Pudge” (Elaine), Mike (Betty) and Dale (Sharon); and sisters, Joanne (Vic) Pearson, Karen (Hank) Beaumier and Pat (Lee) Grover.

He is further survived by other relatives and friends. Bob is preceded in death by his parents, and siblings, Richard “Bun,” Carol Belland, Mimi Forvilly and Gigi. A Funeral Service will take place on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, 12:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church (1619 Washington St.), Grafton, Wis., with Brenda Cline presiding. A Visitation will be held on Saturday, at the church, from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Legion Rose-Harms Post 355 Grafton, Wis., are appreciated. Please visit to send online condolences to the DeMars family.