Obit: Spanbauer, Robert (1934 - 2017)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Ball, Bartnik, Berg, Boettcher, Flynn, Foth, Gebert, Hoffmann, Kegler, Kiselicka, Kowalke, Saager, Seidel, Spanbauer, Thyssen, Young

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 2/24/2017

Spanbauer, Robert (2 JUN 1934 - 22 FEB 2017)

Robert Spanbauer, of Antigo, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 at Aspirus Langlade Hospital. He was 82 years old.

He was born on June 2, 1934 in Oshkosh, a son of Joseph and Theodora (Boettcher) Spanbauer. He attended Holy Rosary Catholic grade school in Medford and was a graduate of Medford High School with the class of 1952. He married Ardis Gebert on Nov. 19, 1955 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford and she survives.

He moved to Antigo in Feb. 1959 to manage the Easy Way Supervalu. He later owned and operated the Gold Coast Supper Club. For 21 years, Bob worked at Hunters Super Market and at the Arcade Bar and Bowling Alley. He also worked for Antigo Beverage for about 15 years, retiring in 2000. Bob loved playing cards, was an avid gardener and enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding his bike. He was a member of St. John Catholic Church and the Catholic Order of Foresters. 

Robert is survived by his wife; two daughters, Barbara (Fred) Flynn of Sun Prairie and Ann (Karl) Kegler of Antigo; four sons, Richard (Laurie) Spanbauer of Medford, Michael (Cathy) Spanbauer of Green Bay, Joseph Spanbauer of Kenosha and Scott (Penny) Spanbauer of Lowell, Michigan; fifteen grandchildren, Jessica Kowalke, Sara (Corey) Quinn, Maria and Leanna Kiselicka, Ashley (C.J.) Saager, Caitlin (Adam) Thyssen, Shannon Kegler and fiancee Justin Young, Jenna Kegler, Joey Spanbauer, Megan (Dustin) Foth, Brett, Sydney and Alyssa Spanbauer, James and Kayla Berg; 10 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Marion Ball of Neillsville, Joanne (Lawrence) Bartnik and Jeanette (Dennis) Seidel all of Colby; and one brother, Ronald (Geri) Spanbauer of Stetsonville. 

In addition to his parents Robert is preceded in death by two sons, Robert Jr., and James Spanbauer; a grandson, Michael Kiselicka; two brothers, James and David Spanbauer; and his Godchild and nephew, Ryan Spanbauer.

A funeral mass was celebrated on Monday, Feb. 27 at 11 a.m. at St. John Catholic Church, Antigo with Rev. Charles Hoffmann officiating. Burial took place in Queen of Peace Cemetery. 

Visitation was from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at the Bradley Funeral Home (1550 Neva Rd, Antigo) and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Monday also at the funeral home. A parish wake service was held at 4 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

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