Robert “Bob” Joseph Brunner Sr.

Robert “Bob” Joseph Brunner Sr.

Arlington – Robert “Bob” Brunner Sr., age 78, passed away on January 5, 2018 surrounded by his family.

Bob was born on October 27, 1939 in Rhinelander, WI to Clarence L. Brunner and Myrtle H. Brunner (Lake). Bob served in the United States Army from 1958 to 1961. On October 29th, 1960 Bob was united in marriage to Roberta “Bobbie” (Dietrick) Brunner. Together, they had 5 children. In 1988 they bought a house in Arlington, WI and have lived there since. His past jobs included working for the City of Manitowoc, Bus Tours Inc. (where he made many friends around the country), and then retired from Tri County Paving. After retiring, Bob and Bobbie were able to do some traveling around the country and visiting with family and friends. Bob was an avid Wisconsin sports fan and enjoyed watching and attending games.

Bob is survived by his 5 children, Dottie (Jim) Naumann, Bob Jr. (Kim) Brunner, Terri (Victor) Petterson, Tina (Steve) Wiggins and Michelle Brunner (Ron Ripp); his grandchildren, Matthew (Malissa) Petterson, Justine Petterson (Toby Wright), Danielle (Evan) Hunt, Riley Wiggins, Mason (Abby) Brunner and Kendra Brunner; his 7 great-grandchildren and one on the way; his siblings, Sonny (Marion) Brunner, Pat (Dale) Wech, Sherry (Dennis) Lochmann and Laurie Hoppe; many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Bobbie Brunner; his parents, mother and father-in-law; Mathias and Hazel Dietrick; sister-in-law, Flossie Dietrick; and his great nephew; Jacob.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11am on Saturday, January 13, 2018 with a visitation from 10 am until time of service at ST. THOMAS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 655 South Main Street Poynette, WI, with Fr. Raymond Dischler presiding. A Luncheon will follow after service. Internment will take place at a later date.

A special thank you to Bob’s friends and neighbors, Nikki and the staff at Parkside Assisted Living as well as the staff at St. Mary’s Hospital for their care and support.In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Bob’s name to a Veteran’s organization of your choice. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit:

Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services
Windsor/DeForest Chapel
6924 Lake Road