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Robert "Bob" Elsholtz


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Robert "Bob" Elsholtz Obituary
Robert "Bob" Elsholtz

New London - Robert L. Elsholtz, age 78, passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2019, following a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis. He was born in New London on September 27, 1940, son of the late Kenneth and Virginia (Eggers) Elsholtz. Bob attended Most Precious Blood Catholic School and graduated from New London High School in 1958. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1959-1962. He was a member of the Army Honor Guard; he marched in JFK's Inaugural Parade, was present at many White House ceremonies and galas involving foreign dignitaries, and also served as a member of the Arlington National Cemetery burial detail. Bob was united in marriage to Marie Ann Lehman on May 30, 1964 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bear Creek. He worked at Curwood in New London for over 40 years. He was one of New London's biggest Cub fans and also loved the Packers and Badgers.

Bob will be greatly missed by his wife of 54 years, Marie; children: Brian (Patty); Barry (Alan); Becky (Mark) Aus; Brad; Brooke (Alan) Herzfeldt; Ben (Becky); grandchildren: Logan Elsholtz; Abby Elsholtz (special friend, Evan Lietch); Chevyn Aus; Jenna Herzfeldt; Ethan Herzfeldt; Jordan Elsholtz and Bristol Elsholtz; siblings, Joanne (Ron) Heise and Charles Elsholtz; brothers and sisters in-laws, Bob (Carolyn) Lehman; Dick (Millie) Lehman; Dave (Shelley) Lehman; Gerald (Joanne) Lehman; Jane (Randy) Kriewaldt and Pat (Rick) Rieck. He is further survived by nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and sister in-law, David (Sherry), daughter in-law Joanne Elsholtz and father and mother in-law, Gordon and Anna Lehman.

The Funeral Mass for Bob will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church in New London. Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. Full military rites will be held following the service. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Kindred Hearts for their care and concern of Bob.

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Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Feb. 12, 2019
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