Robert “Bob” Wing

Robert “Bob” Wing

VERONA – Robert A. Wing, age 81, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 14, 2018. Bob was born on May 13, 1936 in Rush Township, IL to Robert and Laura (Darnill) Wing.

He grew up on the family farm in Nora, IL and graduated from Warren High School in 1954. Bob went on to graduate from UW Platteville in 1958 with a degree in Agriculture. He later achieved a Master’s Degree at UW Madison in 1961.

Bob married the love of his life, Esther Hoffman, on July 7, 1957. He began his professional career teaching Agriculture at Marshall High School. He also went on to teach Agriculture and Drivers Education in Harvard, IL, Racine, WI, and Platteville, WI.

Moving on from teaching Bob became safety administrator and headed the driver’s education program for Madison Public Schools, retiring after 30 years of service. Bob was a president and business manager for Wisconsin Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association (WDTSEA).

He enjoyed fixing small engines and made sure family and friends had working lawn mowers, snow blowers, and rototillers. Bob’s greatest joy was watching and spending time his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all.

Bob is survived by his wife of 60 years, Esther; children, Laurie (Bill) Gadda, Walt (Mary Jo), Rod (Lori), and Becka (Kirk) Johnson; sister-in-law, Jeannine; 8 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Richard, and grandson Adam Bauer.

A memorial service will be held at 11am on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at ST. JAMES LUTHERAN CHURCH, 427 South Main Street, Verona, with Rev. Kurt Billings presiding. A visitation will be held from 9am until time of services on Saturday at the church. Private family burial at Sunset Memory Gardens on a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. James Lutheran Church building fund.

The family would like to thank SSM Hospice and Four Winds Manor staff for their compassionate care.

“The best portion of a good man’s life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love” William Wordsworth

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