MADISON-Robert Watenpuhl, age 81, passed away on Sunday Nov. 27 2016, with his family by his side.

He was born in Rio, on Jan. 22, 1935. Robert was an avid model train collector. He was a loving father and always thought of everyone before himself. He was an artist with woodworking. He worked for years blacktopping in the summer and snowplowing in the winter. He was quite the character with an interesting sense of humor. He touched many lives of those who met him and will be missed by those who knew him.

Robert is survived by his daughter, Deana Watenpuhl; and her mother, Wanita Byrnes; three sons, Rob, Randy and Ricky; and granddaughters, Shyanne and Sierra.

A memorial gathering will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE, 5203 Monona Dr, Madison, from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m., on Wednesday Nov. 30, 2016.

Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.

Gunderson East
Funeral & Cremation Care
5203 Monona Drive
(608)221-5420