Robert S. Wroblewski, age 77, of Antigo, entered eternal life on March 30, 2016 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer at Care Partners under the care of LeRoyer Hospice. He was surrounded by numerous loved ones as God called him home. He was born September 18, 1938 in Rosholt, the son of the late Theodore “Ted” and Sylvia “Susie” (Ziesmer) Wroblewski.
Bob attended Ogdensburg and Manawa Grade Schools and is a 1956 graduate from Little Wolf High School in Manawa.
On May 25, 1963, he married the love of his life, Karen Hansen of Iola at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Manawa. She preceded him in death on April 6, 2001.
In 1955, he joined the Wisconsin Army National Guard Unit in Waupaca as a Food Service Specialist and served with A Battery, 2ndHowitzer Battalion, 120th Artillery, 32nd Infantry Division. He then served with Company B, 1/632nd Armor Division in Antigo where he retired in 1998 after a 22 year military career as a Sergeant First Class.
Bob enjoyed his career as a butcher and meat salesman. He worked at Hillshire Meats in New London for two years as a meat cutter and liked that job so much that he pursued meat cutting as a career. He was employed by Red Owl Food Stores in Antigo for 19 years. Red Owl went out of business in 1978, after which Bob was employed by the Fittante family at County Market until his retirement as a meat market manager in 2000.
He was an active member of St. Mary Catholic Church and St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Antigo. He loved hunting, fishing, trapping, and being outdoors. Spending time at his cabin in central Wisconsin was one of his greatest past times.
He is survived by five daughters who he cherished, Kristine (Mark) Labbus, Berlin, Karrie (Charles) Oertli, Port Edwards, Susan Wroblewski, Appleton, Kati (Darin) Gille, Merrill, Molly (Thomas) Gunderson, Oshkosh; two daughters-in-law, Jennifer Wroblewski, Weston, Nelsinia Wroblewski, Fredonia; and six beautiful grandchildren, Jared and Alaina Labbus, Berlin, Mason Oertli, Port Edwards, Kevin Hinkes, Port Washington, Isaac Wroblewski, Random Lake, and Andrew Gille, Merrill. He is also survived by three aunts, Ruth Wroblewski, New London, Irene VanOrnum, Royalton, Edna Mae Wroblewski, New London; one brother-in-law, Gary Feuling, Sun Prairie; two sisters-in-law, Lois Malchow, Crivitz, Jardis Rose, Antigo; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. He his further survived by his cousin and lifelong hunting and fishing partner, Frank Warmbrunn, Appleton.
In addition to his parents and wife, Karen, he was proceeded in death by two sons, Russell Wroblewski and Peter Wroblewski; two sisters, Constance (Gary) Feuling, and infant sister, Loretta Wroblewski.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 11 a.m. at St. John Catholic Church, Antigo with Rev. Charles Hoffman officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 1, 2016, from 4 to 8 p.m. with a wake service at 7:30 p.m. at the Bradley Funeral Home, Antigo. Visitation on Saturday will be at the funeral home from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery in Antigo with Antigo Veterans conducting Military Honors.
On-line condolences may be made at www.bradleyfh.com.
A quote from Bob: “Jesus is my Lord and Savior”.