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Robert “Bob” Spiess


Place of Service
St. Albert's Catholic Church
Land O' Lakes, Wisconsin

Time of Service
Saturday, March 9, 2013
11:00 AM

Place of Visitation
St. Albert's Catholic Church
Land O' Lakes, Wisconsin

Time of Visitation
Saturday, March 9, 2013
10:00-11:00 AM

Robert “Bob” Spiess

May 29, 1923 - Feb. 25, 2013

Robert "Bob" Spiess, age 89, a longtime resident of Conover, WI, joined the love of his life, Barbie, up in Heaven on Monday, February 25, 2013 at UW Madison Hospital in Madison, WI. He was born on May 29, 1923, in Milwaukee, WI to Gustav and Gussie Spiess. He married his wife Barbara Schmelter, on Dec. 2, 1944, in San Diego, CA. Bob was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, best friend, living angel, and craftsman. He loved to visit Ontonagon, MI, and Lake Superior. He enjoyed wildlife and the North Woods seasons, he especially loved his nature walks, swimming and splitting wood. He was a devout Catholic and member of St. Albert's Catholic Church in Land O' Lakes, WI. Bob served in the US Navy during WWII. He is survived by children: Kathryn (Dave) Cimmermancic of Burlington, WI, Thomas (Mary Helen) Spiess of Watertown, WI, Mary Ellen Arndt Spiess of Phelps, WI, Peter (Linda) Spiess of Palmyra, WI and Maggie Spiess of Conover, grandchildren; Jeremy, Anthony, Abrahm, Becky, Zach, Natalie, Melissa, Patrick, Todd, Gretchen, Ben and Brady; great-grandchildren; Evalyn and Vinny, other family, many friends and his dogs: Annie and Myra. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at St. Albert's Catholic Church in Land O' Lakes, WI. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials to Veteran Charities are appreciated by the family.

The Spiess family wishes to thank the community for their continued friendship and support.

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  • Mike Krusing
    Mar. 15, 2013

    Bob was my earlies "hero". I have very fond memories of those days. I know he will be missed. Condolences to all who loved and admired him.


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