Gardening 14

Robert W. Bashaw

January 10, 1930 ~ March 6, 2021 (age 91)


Robert W. “Bob” Bashaw, passed away at the age of 91 on March 6, 2021. He will be missed by his sister Mary Downey, Marquette, MI. Proud father of Julie (Steven) Sheffield, Teri Bashaw and David (Michelle) Bashaw. Loving Grandfather of Jennie, Justin and Ian Bashaw, Jacob Sheffield, Kaci (Alan) Koch, and Alex Sisk and Great Grandpa Bobby to Gabriel and Grace Koch. Bob was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 54 years Grace, his son, Cort and his sister, Margaret Spitz. He is also survived by many loving relatives and friends. He will be deeply missed by his dear friend, Carol “Babe” Thrasher, who spent many hours pontooning and gardening in the summer months and doing puzzles and playing cribbage with him in the winter months.

Bob lived a very full life, growing up in Marquette, MI, where he started working as a young teen on his uncle’s bread truck delivering bread before school. After graduating Graveraet High School, he joined the Merchant Marines and sailed the Great Lakes and then went unwillingly, into the US Army. He then married Grace and raised his family in Milwaukee, WI, where he worked at Delco Electronics for 32 years before he and Grace retired to Stone Lake, where he lived to the end.

At his request, there will be no funeral, but a celebration of his life at The Stone Lake Fire Department, Stone Lake, WI on June 19, 2021 from 2 – 5 pm.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to The Stone Lake Fire Department in his name would be preferred.

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Celebration of Life
June 19, 2021

2:00 PM
Stone Lake Fire Department (Stone Lake)

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