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Robert J. Gilsoul, 79, Green Bay resident, passed away early Sunday morning, July 14, 2013 following a lengthy illness due to complications from diabetes. Bob was born on September 12, 1933 in Green Bay to the late Carl and Carol (De Jardin) Gilsoul. He was raised on the farm by his grandparents. Bob was a graduate of Cathedral grade school and a 1952 graduate of Green Bay East High School. Bob entered the U.S. Naval Reserves in 1950 serving two years active duty during the Korean conflict until his honorable discharge in 1958. He married the former Beverly Slover, his high school sweetheart, on February 19, 1955 at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral. Bob was employed at Armour and Company for 28 years retiring as a skilled beef boner in 1984. He was a devoted family man, always had an optimistic attitude and was content with his life. Bob especially enjoyed being a grandpa. He was a member of First United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his loving wife, Beverly (Slover) and their daughter, Debra of Green Bay; grandchildren: Dana (Anthony) Kunschke and Matthew Swiecichowski; great grandchildren: Violetta, Isabella and Aidan; his brother, Richard Gilsoul; two sisters-in-law, Valraie (Roger) Bibb, Calif. And Karen Meinen, Oshkosh; a brother-in-law, Norman Conard, Mont.; cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, James Gilsoul; two sisters-in-law, Alice Conard and Sharon Slover; brother-in-law, Jim Meinen; father-in-law and mother-in-law and a good friend Laverl Pieper.
Friends may call at First United Methodist Church, 501 Howe St. on Tuesday after 9:00 am until time of service. Funeral service 11:00 am Tuesday at the church with Rev. David Wilkinson officiating. Entombment at the Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. On-line condolences may be sent to the Gilsoul family at www.prokowall.com.
Bob's family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the many relatives and friends, especially Tonja, Dennis, Conrad, Gail, Marion, John and the crew at McDonald's, for all the kindness and prayers throughout Bob's journey. Also the many doctors and nurses who cared for Bob. Your care will not be forgotten.
Proko Wall Funeral Home
1630 East Mason Street
Green Bay, WI 54302
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on July 15, 2013