Robert C. “Bob” Udelhofen

Robert C. “Bob” Udelhofen

Robert C. “Bob” Udelhofen, 82, of Platteville died on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at Manor Care Health Services, Platteville, with his family beside him.

Memorial services will be at 6:00 p.m. Friday, December 12, 2014 at the Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville. Rev. Bernard Rott will officiate. Chapel Military Rites will be accorded by American Legion Post #42 and VFW Post #5274. Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Robert C. “Bob” Udelhofen Memorial Fund.

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Bob was born on May 5, 1932 to Bernard and Anita (McReynolds) Udelhofen in Potosi, Wisconsin. He was united in marriage to Florence Tindell in 1952 and they had three sons. They lived on Monroe Street and also had a great neighborhood family. While married, Bob served in the United States Army. After his return hone he and Florence resided here in Platteville. He worked at the Dubuque Pack for many years, and he and Florence also ran the Platteville Golf and Country Club. Bob was a member of the Platteville Country Club for 40 years, the American Legion and he served on the Platteville Volunteer Fire Department for a few years.

Bob and Florence moved to Arizona for a few years to be closer to their son (who was in the service). He worked their continuing to use his meat cutting skills. They then moved to Newton, Iowa for ten years to be closer to their middle son, Steve, and his family. There Bob worked at Careage of Newton Nursing Home doing maintenance.

Finally Bob and Florence moved back to settle down in Platteville where Bob went to work for his youngest son, Rob, at the Platteville Golf and Country Club mowing Roughs and loving it until his retirement.

Bob enjoyed so many things in his life, family, friends, golf, fishing, hunting, his story telling and his best companion, D.J. His life was complete and he couldn’t have asked for anything else.

He is survived by his wife, Florence, of 61 years; sons, Steve, Rob (Ann) Udelhofen all of Platteville; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Justin (Lindsay) Udelhofen and their family, Austin, Dylan and Destiny of Rocksbury, WI; Steven (Emily) Udelhofen and their son, Steven (S.J.) of Sauk City, WI; Shannon Udelhofen and his daughter, Aurora; Jesse Udelhofen and his children, Sophia and Sawyer; Joshua Udelhofen; Jamie Udelhofen all of Platteville; Elliot Holzworth and his children, Finely and Aven of Madison; brothers, Ronnie (Helen) Udelhofen; Donny (Doris) Udelhofen; Jake (Joanne) Udelhofen; Jerry (MaryLou) Udelhofen; sister, Phyllis Genthe; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dick and Pat McWilliams, George and Alice Williams and Jim and Sandra Tindell He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Mike, daughter-in-law, Tina, sister, Kay and brothers-in-law, Ray and Harold.