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Robert Gehri, 85, Sauk City

December 27, 2018

Robert “Bob” Gehri, 85, of Sauk City, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, at University of Wisconsin Health University Hospital, Madison.

He was born Oct. 12, 1933, in Wonewoc. If you ever met him, you loved him. He had an amazing sense of humor. There are no words to express how much he will be missed.

Bob was in the Army and served in the Korean War where he received the National Defense Service Medal.

When returning from the war, Bob married his wife Doris Hope Pergande on Jan. 26, 1956, and they had two children. Bob worked at AMC/Chrysler in Kenosha for many years until his retirement.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting and was a member of the Paddock Lake Sportsman’s Club. But he especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends at his trailer in Lake Delton.

For the past 19 years, Bob had been in a relationship with his very special friend Judith Smith. The two of them were inseparable. They would wake up, decide they were going on a road trip and would travel all over the state visiting apple orchards or just looking at the beautiful fall colors.

Bob is survived by his two children, son, Kenneth (Susan) Gehri of Kenosha, and daughter, Debbra (Douglas) Morgan of Salem; grandchildren, Jessica (Eric) Hull, Douglas (Kaitlin) Morgan Jr., Timothy Gehri, April (Chris) Roach; great-grandchildren, Conner Hull, Allie Hull and Madilyn Roach.

Bob was also survived by his very special friend Judith Smith and her children, Terry (Terry Lynn) Smith, Timothy (Amy) Smith; grandchildren, Joshua (Erica) Wendorf and Brittney Smith; great- grandchildren, Hunter and Trever Wendorf and Austin and Bailey Powers.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Louise (Lindorff) Gehri; wife, Doris; as well as his sisters, Evelyn Hamburg and Laurine Wardwell.

A celebration of life will be held from 1:30-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at Maplewood Nursing Home in Sauk City.

Memorial donations may be given to SJS Cancer Support Team.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Maplewood Nursing Home in Sauk City and the doctors and staff at UW Hospital. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Close in our hearts you will always stay, loved and remembered every day.

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