"CAVU into the sunset Bob - you will be missed. Always available; always the mentor to many, many young and foolish Phi Tau's; always a friend; always remembered. See you on the other side of the sunset. "
Sorry to hear of Bob's passing. The last time I was in Marquette I did get to visit him at the VA facility and we talked about his wartime experiences during WWII at the Battle of Peleliu Islands in the Pacific theater.
He was a valuable advisor to have at our fraternity and many times he also included you at some of our functions.
Fond memories were made on the annual spring clean up at your cottage on Lake Superior. A hot sauna and then a run into the Lake!
He was a member, as well as you, of the "Greatest Generation"."
-John (kook) Kukulka
"Shirley, Rachel & Krystal, I was saddened to hear of Bob's passing. He was a great man. Our family shared many memories of life on Lake Superior with our camps next to each other. Over the years we lost touch but I never forgot that he was my Godfather and that was special to me. Gods Peace & Comfort to you all."
"Shirley, my heartfelt condolences to you and your dear ones. "
-Ann Carefoot Gingrich
"Shirley, my deepest condolences on the passing of Bob. (It's been a very long time since we were in touch but I follow the news from Marquette regularly and saw a posting about Bob.) I will keep you and your family in my prayers. God be with you. "
"Shirley & Family, My supportive prayers for you each day. Call when you need anything. So grateful for Bob's talk to our Marquette Breakfast Rotary Club on November 5, 2015 (To honor Veteran's Day). Bob's message of patriotism, strength and kindness inspired all present that day. His example will inspire me and many others for years to come. "
"Shirley & Family, I worked at city hall when Bob was a City Commissioner and then Mayor. He was one of the very best and he was always a gentleman.
May the Good Lord be with you at this very difficult time."
"Dear Shirley, Jim & I enjoyed knowing Bob and hearing his great memories of Marquette, along with details about his service during World War II. I had hoped to stop by the gathering at the Landmark Inn this afternoon but was unable to locate where in the hotel it was happening. I was definitely there in spirit."
We both had good husbands for the same long years. Elizabeth Miller sent me Bob's obituary. I send you my sympathetic thoughts and wish you peace. Your friend,
"I am so sorry to hear about this. Bob was a great, kind man and an incredible musician who I had the joy of spending time with in Westerly Winds big band. He was always very generous with his time and mentorship. I'm sure he will be long remembered in the Marquette music community. Love to all of Bob's family and friends."