Robert “Bob” D. Monroe, 96, of Eagle and Mukwonago, joined his wife Patt, in eternal life in heaven, May 1, 2023. His last eight years were spent at Linden Court of Mukwonago.
Bob was born Aug. 31, 1926, to the late Esther and Ralph Monroe. He grew up in Waukesha-North Prairie area.
He joined the U.S. Navy in 1944 and served in the Pacific through 1947.
He owned a Mobil Station and trucking company along with working as a machinist for Allis Chalmers, retiring in 1979.
He is survived by his daughters, Mary Jo (Steve) Walbrandt of Tomahawk and Marsha (Norman) Bronson of Mukwonago; grandchildren, Patrick and Matthew Price, Jonathan Walbrandt, Bridgette and Lindsey Bronson and Shannan (Randy) Meillier; great-grandchildren, Asher Bronson, Brin Fuhrer, Dalton Meillier and Abby Walbrandt. He was further preceded in death by his wife, Patricia M. Monroe (nee Higgins); son, Thomas; daughter, Roberta; and his sister, Mary Krueger.
Bob enjoyed his Irish Setters, hunting and fishing in Tomahawk, wood working, and was especially proud of building, by himself, his “Vacation House” along the Wisconsin River in Tomahawk.
The family extends special thanks to Linden Court care givers, Dr. Jon Woolever, Legacy Hospice and Michelle Ney.
Visitation will be held on Friday, May 12, at the Schmidt and Bartelt Funeral Home, 930 Main St., Mukwonago, from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at noon.
Burial to follow at St. Theresa Cemetery in Eagle with Military Honors.