Tucson, AZ/Monticello, WI--Donald Ernest Robert, age 74, of Tucson, AZ a former Monticello resident passed away on Monday, October 8, 2012. He was born on June 20, 1938 the son of Ernest and Louise (Stauffer) Robert. He was the younger of two children. A 1955 graduate from Monticello High School. Donald proudly served in the U.S. Army. Following his service with the Army he returned to the family farm in the Monticello area and married Mary Lynne Legris on December 28, 1963. In 1987 he relocated to Colorado where he met and later married Janet Hope Glover on May 4, 1996 in Loveland, Co. Together they traveled to Tucson, AZ where he retired as a security guard in 2006.
Donald is survived by his wife Janet Robert of Tucson, AZ, a son David Robert of Madison, WI, daughters Renee (Jerry) Maier of Dane, WI, Donna (Jon) Birschbach of Middleton, WI, Joan Robert of Monticello, WI, and Sharen (Bill) Frontzak of Monroe, WI, step-children Cheryl Kilmer and Charles Kilmer both of Loveland, CO. He is further survived by his grandchildren; Katelyn, Cole, Chase, and Elena Maier, Evan and Kane Birschbach, and Ashley and Reanne Frontzak; five step-grandchildren; and a sister Rosemary Olmstead of East Aurora, NY.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law Jim Olmstead.
A graveside memorial service with military honors will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 26, 2012 at Highland Cemetery in Monticello with Pastor Mary Gafner officiating.
Zentner-Beal Funeral Home, 29 6th Ave., New Glarus, WI 53574 is serving the family.
An online memorial with guestbook is available at www.bealfuneralhomes.com