Robert was a beloved life partner, brother, neighbor and friend.
Robert was born on July 6, 1929 in Kingsford, Michigan. He was one of six children born to Ben and Clara (Robarge) Thompson.
As a young adult, Robert attended two years of college before entering into the workforce. He then worked a wide variety of jobs, including working as a masseur and serving as payroll manager in a bank. Robert enjoyed living on the Eastside of Milwaukee, and was happy to purchase a home on N. Warren Ave. with his life partner, Chuck Cichy.
Robert and Chuck enjoyed spending time socializing with their friends, and enjoyed wonderful relationships with their neighbors as well. Unfortunately, on December 30, 2000, Robert experienced a time of great loss after his life partner, Chuck, passed away.
Bob found a peace and joy in his home. His home became a showcase of the beautiful things he and Chuck acquired on their “estate sale adventures”. Bob found joy entertaining friends in his home. He greatly enjoyed dinner parties, where he was able to prepare the meal and share the laughter, singing and dancing of his beloved friends. Bob went out of his way to make others feel special. Bob often reminisced about time spent in New Yotk, attending operas, especially “Swan Lake”.
When he had spare time, Robert could often be found gardening in his yard or playing with his beloved dog, Kiddo. He also cared for a homeless cat, feeding it twice a day.
Bob was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2003. As time went on the cancer spred to his spine. Althrough the his illness Bob remained positive and maintained a great sense of humor. He was active, even driving until November of 2010. As it became difficult for him to live alone, Bob moved into St. Anne’s Home for the Elderly during the early days of January, 2011. He passed away there only a month later, on January 31, 2011.
Bob is preceded in death by his life partner, Chuck Cichy. He is the dear brother of Lauretta Hulce. Further survived by his dear friend Anne McGowan, other neighbors and friends on Warren Avenue, and his beloved dog, Kiddo.
Learn more about Bob and visit with his family and friends on Thursday, February 3 from 4:00 PM until the time of the Funeral Service at 6:00 PM at the Funeral Home. Private entombment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Please visit Robert’s personal memory page at www.lifestorynet.com, where you can archive a favorite memory and sign his online guest book.