Shawano - Robert L. "Bob" Bubolz, born May 15, 1943 in Shawano to the late Arnold and Lillian (Schuettpelz) Bubolz. Bob died as expected. Bob graduated from Suring High School on May 25, 1961 and then subsequently graduated from UW-Madison, January of 1968 with a degree in Civil Engineering after a hiatus to save enough money to finish school. On June 19, 1971, he married Barb Zellmer of Suring at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, making it just shy of 50 years. They lived in Green Bay and were blessed with 2 daughters. Following graduation from college, he spent 34 years working for Wisconsin Public Service in Green Bay until he retired in 2005. Despite Barb saying that she would never again live in a house during remodeling, they moved to Shawano in 2003 so Barb could work with their son-in-law. His love of old tractors, spending time in the woods, and deer hunting was surpassed only by his devotion to his family and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife; daughters, Jennifer Bubolz Miller (Jay) and Carey Grieves (Brian); grandchildren, Joe, Julianna, Jacinda Miller and Jack and Charlie Grieves; special adopted family Jeff and Wendy Fritz (Sam and Hatty) and good friends Curt and Jean Suring. He is also survived by one brother Arnie (Shirley) and one sister-in-law Erna; nephew and Godson, Barry Bubolz, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Bob is preceded in death his parents, by three brothers, Richard, Ronald and James; as well as two brothers-in-law Marvin Zellmer (Bette), Leroy Zellmer (Mitzi), and one sister-in-law Shirley.
Memorial services for Bob will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at St. Jakobi Lutheran Church with Rev. Travis Kleinschmidt officiating. Inurnment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be on Saturday at the church from 9:00 am until the time of service. For those who wish, services will be announced over the loudspeaker in the parking lot on radio station 104.5 FM. Memorials can be directed to the St. Jakobi Building Fund. COVID-19 virus precautions are requested by wearing a face covering and distancing, please. In lieu of a lunch, we will share Bob's favorite candy bar with you. www.swedbergfuneralhome.com
Published by Green Bay Press-Gazette from Feb. 22 to Feb. 24, 2021.