Robert Quirk
1943 - 2020
Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home - Portage
430 West Wisconsin Street
Portage, WI

Quirk, Robert J. "Bob"

PORTAGE – Robert J. "Bob" Quirk, age 77, passed away peacefully at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.

Bob was born on Aug. 18, 1943, in Mineral Point, Wis., the son of Robert and Lillian (Prohaska) Quirk. He married Melva Olson on April 25, 1970, in Mineral Point. Bob served his country with the U.S. Marine Corps in Vietnam. He had worked for Alliant Energy, and retired in 2001. Bob was a member of the VFW and American Legion Posts in Sebring, Fla., and the Eagles and Moose Lodges. He loved to hunt and fish with his buddies, Marty, Jimmy, Rudy and Dave. Bob also loved going to casinos, golfing and woodworking.

He is survived by his wife, Melva; two sons, Mark (Jan) Quirk and Jeff (Jen) Quirk; his grandchildren, Karis, Phoebe and William; his grand-dog, Willow; two brothers, Jerry (Barb) Quirk and Jim (Betty) Quirk; his sister, Shirley Page; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Kenny and Joan Olson, Delbert and Judy Olson, Mildred Stephenson, Doris and Merle Freymiller; nieces, nephews, other near relatives and many dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister- and brother-in-law, Lil (Robert) Staebell; and his brother-in-law, Charlie Page.

Due to Covid, private funeral services will be held. The Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage ( is assisting the family. Inurnment will be private.

Special thanks to the Homebased Primary Care Team from the VA, all hospice nurses at the VA Hospital, Brite Star, Baraboo, and SSM Health nurses.

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I'm sorry to hear about Bob. May the good Lord be with you now and in the days ahead.
Lois Blabaum
November 30, 2020
Dick & I are sorry for your loss. My sister Glenda(George) Johnson lives in Portage so that´s how I found out. Praying for you all
Gloria Potterton McNeill
November 29, 2020
Melva so sorry to hear about Bob´s passing. He was such a special guy. I have so many great memories of him. Melva please friend me on Facebook some how my Facebook page got deleted and I´ve lost your contact info Love to you and your family. Carole Grunow
Carole L. Grunow
November 27, 2020
Melva: We were so saddened to hear this. If you need anything at all, please let us know. We are here for you. We will miss Bob's kindness to everyone in a little gruff voice.
Scott & Cindy Harvey
November 26, 2020
Our sincere sympathies to Melva and family. We'll long remember Bob's laugh and love of life, he knew how to put a smile on anyone's face.
Bill and Tana Johnson
November 25, 2020
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