Beaumia, Robert "Plumbob"
Robert "Plumbob" Beaumia, 83, Oconto Falls, died Tuesday evening September 10, 2013 at home, surrounded by his family. He was born June 26, 1930 in Oconto Falls to Clarence and Anna (Young) Beaumia. He attended St. Anthony Catholic Grade School and as a young man, served in the US Army as an MP during the Korean War. Following his honorable discharge from the military, Bob worked at numerous other jobs including 4-Wheel Drive in Clintonville for nine years.
On April 23, 1972 he married Shirley (Tappa) Lisowe after Sunday mass at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Oconto Falls. Bob was employed as a journeyman plumber by United Plumbing and Heating in Oconto Falls for many years until his retirement. He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Oconto Falls and the Erik-Sankey American Legion Post #302. Over the years, Bob enjoyed hunting and trap shooting with his family and friends.
Survivors are his loving wife of 41 years, Shirley Beaumia, Oconto Falls; his children and as Bob would tell you, "5 instant and 1 regular", Tim (Jean) Lisowe, Sue Lisowe, Mary McDermid, all of Oconto Falls; Kathy (Dale) Klosterman, Gillett; John Lisowe, Green Bay; Dave (Becky) Beaumia, Luxemburg; 12 grandchildren, Rebecca (Kenny) Behnke, Amy (Troy) Brehmer and Courtney (fiancé Keaton Kazik) Lisowe; Steven McDermid, Julie (Jason) Kardoskee, Mathew McDermid and Jenny (Chris) Stahl; Jason, Kimberly and Sean Klosterman; Eli and Aubrey Beaumia; four great grandchildren, Mathew and Addyson Behnke, Trace and Allie Brehmer; one brother, three sisters, and two sisters-in-law.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his son-in-law, Mike McDermid, one brother, one sister, other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held 4-8pm Friday, September 13, 2013 at Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls. Visitation will continue after 9am Saturday, September 14, 2013 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Oconto Falls until the time of service. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30am Saturday at the church with the Rev. Fr. Joel Sember officiating. Burial, with military honors, will follow in the church cemetery.
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Sept. 12 to Sept. 14, 2013