- Friday, January 21st at ST. JOHN’S EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, 4001 S. 68th St, from 9am – 11am.
- Funeral Service
- Friday, January 21st at ST. JOHN’S EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, 4001 S. 68th St, at 11am.
Heule, Robert J. “Bob”,
Found eternal peace with the Lord on Wednesday, January 12th surrounded by family at the age of 85.
Beloved husband of Marietta (nee Schliewe) for 61 years. Loving dad of Shelly (Lawrence Jr.) Meyer, Vicki (Bill) Hughes, Randall Heule, Russell (Lora) Heule, and Susan O’Brien. Proud grandpa of Andrey, Marina, Will, Jessica, Isabella, Grace, and Ethan. Also survived by relatives and many friends.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 21st, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4001 S. 68th Street, beginning at 9:00 a.m. until the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Internment will immediately follow the service at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Bob was born in Bay View, Wisconsin on February 10, 1936. He was a proud graduate of Bay View High School and attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He married Marietta on August 13, 1960. Throughout their 61 years of marriage, her “Bobby” would always say Marietta was, “the prettiest woman in the room.”
Since he was a boy, Bob was a Lionel Railroad enthusiast. He received the Lionel Railroad Award of Merit and was a member of the Lionel Railroad Club for many years. Bob had a permanent railroad layout in his home as well has his famed Christmas layout under the tree.
During high school Bob began working at Inland Steel before spending several years at American Motors. He became active in United Auto Workers (UAW) politics and was active in the Milwaukee Labor Council. His UAW experience was instrumental in forming his political idealism.
As many know, Bob lived a life of public service. He served on the Greenfield School Board for 21 years as well as on the Greenfield Library Board. He was a strong advocate of public education and was instrumental in the building of the new Greenfield Public Library on Layton Avenue. He called the library, “the Peoples’ University”. Bob spent 26 years working in the Wisconsin State Assembly in Madison at the state capital. He retired on March 28, 1996. His hard-working attitude and outgoing personality were noted by all who encountered him. Bob was a long-standing member of the Democratic Party, where he mentored and supported colleagues and candidates throughout their political journeys. He met several U.S. Presidents, some of which he had the honor of escorting through the city during their campaigns. In 2018, he received the Lifetime Spirit Award for his political involvement and commitment. He remained politically active and astute until his death.
Bob loved his family, his Lord, traveling, golfing, and watching the Packers, Bucks, and Brewers. One of his favorite past times was fishing, especially when he was able to be in northern Wisconsin. He was a fan of a nice cold beer as well.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church or the Greenfield Public Library will be appreciated.