Robert J. “Bob” Theel

Robert J. “Bob” Theel

MADISON-Robert J. “Bob” Theel, age 65, of Madison, passed away on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at home surrounded by his family.

He was born on Aug. 8, 1947, in Madison, the son of Christian and Lillian “Blanche” (Pike) Theel. He attended Central High School. Bob joined the U.S. Navy on his 18th birthday in August 1965, and served during the Vietnam War. After his discharge, he married his high school sweetheart, Roberta “Bobbie” Hinman on Oct. 25, 1969, in Madison. Bob worked for Research Products, and then Oscar Mayer for almost 30 years. He loved woodworking, and was an avid Badgers and Packers fan.

Bob is survived by his wife of 43 years, Bobbie; three children, Kimberly (Todd) Culbertson of Evansville, Karen (Tim Brayshaw) Theel of Monona, and Angela (Dennis) Schutz of Waunakee; eight grandchildren, Ashley, Amber, and Austin Culbertson, Kirby and Courtney Doiron, Nicholas Brayshaw, and Brady and Payton Schutz; two brothers, Frederick (Judith) Theel of Monona, and Christian “Gordy” (Dianne) Theel of Aubrey, Texas; sister, Ann “Chris” (Mark) Hubscher of Hallendale, Fla.; brothers-in-law, Bruce Hinman of Madison, William (Carol Christopher) Hinman of Stoughton, and Robert (Linda) Hinman of Spring, Texas; and many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents; in-laws, Robert (Thelma) Hinman; and a granddaughter, Melissa Theel in 1986.

Funeral services will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, Madison, at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. Memorials may be made to Agrace HospiceCare, 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Fitchburg, WI, 53711.

A special thanks to Oak Park Place and Agrace HospiceCare for their care and compassion.