Golden, Robert E.
Robert Edward Golden, Passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013, at the age of 86, at the Rennes Nursing Home in Appleton, WI. He was born on April 21, 1927 in Appleton to Edward and Genevieve (Summers) Golden. Bob joined the U.S. Navy at age 17, eager to serve his country. He served four years in the South Pacific, sailing to New Zealand, Australia and Hawaii. Bob was one of the few sailors to witness the Bikini Island A¬-Bomb tests. Upon completing his military service, he married Jean Luebke in April, 1950. Bob spent his entire 46 year career working at Combined Locks Paper Mill as a machine tender on Number 6. He loved playing poker at the monthly Mill Workers Union meetings. He was an active member of VFW Post 3319, serving on the honor guard. Bob was able to participate in an Honor Flight to Washington D.C. After retirement, Bob loved traveling across the United States in his motor home. Bob was always quick with a joke, and eager to play a game of cribbage. Bob was extremely proud of his sons, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Bob is survived by three sons, Stephen (Maxine) Appleton, James (Ina) Michigan, Philip (Amy) Mukwonago, and one daughter in law, Denice Golden of Appleton. Two brothers, Donald (Jean) and Thomas, and one sister Mary (Peter) Fulcer, four sisters-in-law, Millie Golden, Francine Golden, June Bastian and Lois Hermann, 9 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Jean, and companion Edith Hopkins, a son John, brothers Ray and Mark, brothers-in-law Roy Bastian and Bob Hermann, and sisters-in-law Jackie Golden and Jane Golden.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Valley Funeral Home, 2211 N. Richmond Street, Appleton. The family will greet friends and relatives from 9-11 a.m., followed by a memorial service at 11:00 a.m.
Interment will be in the Community Lutheran Cemetery, Town of Freedom, with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Bob's memory to a
The family thanks all of the staff at Renaissance and Rennes Nursing care facilities for the excellent care given to our father.
Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from July 21 to July 26, 2013