Robert “Bob” E. Harding

Robert “Bob” E. Harding

Brodhead – Robert “Bob” E. Harding, age 65, of Brodhead, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 21, 2012, at Mercy Hospital, Janesville. He was born on September 3, 1947 in Rockford, IL, the son of Lawrence Harding and Ellean Breshears. He married Bonnie Rugg.

Bob farmed most of his life and had worked at Knute’s Bar and Restaurant in Orfordville as a cook since 2000. He was a U.S. Marine Service Veteran and enjoyed spending time with family, friends and grandkids.

He is survived by his wife Bonnie; father and stepmother, Lawrence (Delores) Harding, Juda; his children, Jeff (Andrea) Harding, Chad Harding, Sam (Chris Arn) Harding, Nicole Harding, Alyssa (Josh Ubersox) Harding, all of Brodhead, Julie (Glenn) Heacock, Huntington, IN, Brittany (Paul Ives) Harding, Janesville; sixteen grandchildren and one great-grandson; two brothers, Rick Harding, Hanover, Floyd Harding, Davenport, IA; and two sisters, Kathy (Dan) Reid, Grove, OK, Cheryl Veith-Harding, Oregon, WI. He was preceded in death by his mother.

A celebration/visitation will be held from 3:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 25, 2012, at the D.L. NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME, BRODHEAD, WI. A luncheon and life celebration will be held at Knute’s Bar and Restaurant, Orfordville, beginning at 5 p.m. on Tuesday.