Robert D. Stenjem

Robert D. Stenjem

Robert D. Stenjem, age 75, passed away on Thursday, October 30, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 30, 1939 in Stoughton, WI; son of Herbert and Vernel (Lund) Stenjem.

Robert was a lifelong member of the Stoughton area. He worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator in road construction for many years. He was a member of the Operating Engineers, Local 139. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great granddaughter. Robert loved going to the midget races, visiting with friends, including those he had breakfast with at Nora’s, and trips to Arizona with his cousin Lowell.

Robert is survived by his mom Vernel Stenjem (Don Flattem), Stoughton; girlfriend Jane Pawlus, Stoughton; four sons, Bryant Cook, Arlington, VA; Rob (Julie) Stenjem, Deerfield; Randy (Debbie) Stenjem, Stoughton; Ross (Marie) Stenjem, Stoughton; three grandchildren Ryan, Kayla and Riley; one great granddaughter Brooklynn Hover-Stenjem. He is also survived by his sister Darlene (Bob) Anderson, Uncle, Aunts, many cousins, nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father Herbert and sister Marilyn Berge.

Funeral services will be held on Monday November 3, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Cress Funeral Home on 206 W. Prospect St. Stoughton, with Rev. Jerry Tews presiding. Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 2, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and additional visitation from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services on Monday. Robert will be laid to rest at Lutheran South Cemetery.

The family would like to give special thanks to the I.C.U. Staff at the Stoughton Hospital, Stoughton EMS, and Agrace HospiceCare for the care they provided. The family would also like to thank Pastor Jerry Tews, for his visits and spiritual support.