VERONA -- Robert “Bob” Nonn, age 79, of Verona, passed away peacefully with his seven children and wife by his side on Wed. Sept. 11, 2013, from an extended illness.

Bob was born and raised in Middleton where he lived all his life. He was a loving Father and Husband whose smile lit up a room. He was a hard worker and successful entrepreneur. He was a member of the Local 464 Laborers Union and a proud Lifetime member of the Metropolitan & Nash Car Clubs and Bell Ringers. After retirement, Bob traveled with his wife and was an avid car collector.

He is survived by his wife, Pat; children, Rose Fraser, Bill (Cindy) Nonn, Sue (Jeff) Farnsworth, Tom Nonn, Anna (Ted) Kramer, Denise (David) Strand, Cheri (Dave) Kainz; stepchildren, Donna (Steve) Moniak, Steven Mitchell, Sheri (Fran) McCarthy and Lynda, (Nick) Vondermuhll; 24 grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren; and sister, Vivian Killerlain.

He was preceded in death by the mother of his children, Kay (Tremblay) Nonn; daughter, Mary; granddaughter, Trina; brothers, Clifford, Bud and infant Nonn; and brother-in-law Bernard Killerlain.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. BERNARD’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 7450 University Ave., Middleton, at 11am on Wed. Sept. 18, 2013, with Monsignor Douglas Dushack presiding. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held at GUNDERSON WEST FUNERAL HOME, 7435 University Ave., Middleton, on Tues., Sept. 17, 2013, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. and also at the church on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Heart Association. For online condolences, please visit www.gundersonfh.com.

My Dad, My Hero, My Best Friend
The Lord has laid him down to rest,
It’s the time; I must confess.
Dear Lord, please spare my heart,
Dear Child, I must spare his pain.
Dear Lord, please lengthen the day,
Dear Child, I must prepare for his stay.
Dear Lord, please don’t take him now;
My Hero, My Best Friend,
My Child, he never left.
He lives in your heart and feels no pain,
He’ll shine upon you both day and night,
& will remain your Hero, your Best Friend,
Now and forever, in Peace.
AMEN
Love, Rose, Bill, Sue, Tom, Anna, Denise and Cheri
By: Cheri Kainz
09/11/13

Gunderson West
Funeral & Cremation Care
7435 University Ave.
(608) 831-6761