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Robert R. Hedrick


1936 - 2013 | Notice Condolences
Robert R. Hedrick Notice
Hedrick, Robert R. Born July 16, 1936. Died September 15, 2013. Bob went lovingly into the arms of our Lord surrounded by his family suddenly on Sunday evening, September 15. He is survived by his wife, Louise Lau Hedrick, his son, Michael (Susan) Hedrick, granddaughters Erin Lee and Leigh Anne Hedrick and daughter-in-law Diana Combs. Preceded in death by sons; Mark David and Kenneth Charles. He was a loving father and grandfather. His family was the joy of his life. Bob graduated from Punahou School, Honolulu, Hawaii and Stanford University, Palo Alto, California with his degree in Mechanical Engineering. He lived throughout the United States during his childhood, traveling with his parents while his father pursued his career as a Naval Aviator. Bob met Louise at Stanford and they were married August 17, 1957 at St. John's Chapel, Delafield, Wisconsin. He pursued his engineering work at Cutler Hammer and his own engineering business where they manufactured newspaper equipment. Bob devoted much of his life to music and enjoyed his choir at the First Congregational Church where he served as tenor soloist for many years. He also shared his voice with The Bel Canto Chorus, The Florentine Opera Chorus, The Master Singers and the Church Street Singers. The family would like to thank the staff of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin for their exceptional and compassionate care. Funeral Service will be held at First Congregational Church, 1511 Church Street, Wauwatosa on Monday, September 23 at 1:00 PM, followed by interment at Forest Home Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorials in Bob's name to The Bel Canto Chorus, The Florentine Opera Company or First Congregational Church.
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Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from Sept. 18 to Sept. 22, 2013
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