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Robert Ponath


1928 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Robert Ponath Obituary
ROBERT PONATH Bob Ponath passed away on June 15, 2017. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisc. on December 15th, 1928, the only son of Arthur and Louise Ponath. He had 3 sisters, Marge, Dorothy and Ruth. He married June Luebben, his high school sweetheart, on August 25th, 1951 and they were blessed with 2 children, Robert and Kim (Evans). He was also blessed with 6 grandchildren; Laura and Julia (Morgan) daughters of Robert and Patty, Danny and Katy children of Kim and Dave, and step-grandchildren Sean (Freitas) and Erin (Wehner). Bob enlisted in the US Air Force in 1948 and served for 4 years as an aircraft instrument instructor. After his discharge, he attend the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee where he received his certificate in Industrial Management. He worked for Rexnord, Inc. for 43 years. After his retirement he became active with SIR Branch 110 serving as Big SIR in 2003. During his lifetime he was involved with a number of organizations, including the Lions club, the Chico Rotary, Chico Elks, and did transportation service for Enloe hospital. He and his wife June were active Lutherans their entire life and are members of Faith Lutheran Church in Chico. Bob served as Church treasurer at 3 different churches, sang in the choir of each church he attended and served as choir director at several. Services for Bob will be held at Faith Lutheran Church on Thursday, June 22nd at 1:00 where he will be inurned.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on June 20, 2017
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