Robert Baulsir will be remembered as a man who took what life gave him and made the most of it in every way he could. He worked hard, but also found time to pursue the things he truly enjoyed, often in the great outdoors.
The year 1947 was rich in innovation as it was during this year that a United States Air Force pilot exceeded the speed of sound to become the world’s first supersonic flyer, the microwave oven was first introduced, and the first televised World Series took place. This was a year for great celebration in the home of Clarence and Audrey (Ott) Baulsir as they welcomed the birth of their son, Robert James, on December 12th. Robert was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as the oldest of three children in his family including twin sisters, Judy and Jan. He attended local schools including Custer High School from which he later graduated.
In addition to his formal education, Robert had some trade school training as a carpenter. He worked as a salesman for Colder’s, a local furniture, appliance, and electronic store in the Milwaukee area. Robert remained there for over 30 years, and he also applied his skills as a carpenter not only for himself, but also working for others on the side.
Life was forever changed for Robert when he placed an advertisement in the newspaper looking for a roommate. The advertisement was answered by a woman named Linda Przybyla. They went out for dinner at the Hunter’s Nest that very evening and the following day, Robert was moving Linda in with him. They were married on June 17, 2006, and have been together for the past 17 years. Robert was a dedicated family man who was blessed with one biological son, Brian, and three step-daughters, Christina, Andrea, and Deseree whom he loved as his own. He adored his grandchildren and loved being with them no matter what they were doing.
In addition to spending time with his family, Robert enjoyed a few hobbies. He loved fishing in Northern Wisconsin, and he especially liked fishing in Canada. Robert additionally enjoyed skeet shooting and was a member of the Hunter’s Nest Trap Shooting Club.
As the years passed, Robert struggled with some health issues. He underwent heart surgery with five bypasses in 1994. Robert was diagnosed with cancer of the larynx and battled vigorously to overcome the disease. He eventually became disabled from the disease and was no longer able to work. In September of 2009, he entered St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee where he drew his last breath just four months later.
Robert Baulsir died on January 10, 2010. Robert’s family includes his wife, Linda; his children, Brian R. Baulsir, Christina Forsyth, Andrea Morrison and Deseree Bieganowski; his grandchildren, Jessee, Rachel, Abby, Isaiah, Mackenzie, Cyara, James Robert, and Julionna; his mother, Audrey; his sisters, Judy (Robb) Heilmann and Jan (Bob) Mussmann; as well as other relatives and friends. Visit with Robert’s family and friends on Saturday, January 16 at the Funeral Home from 1:00 p.m. until time of the Funeral Service at 2:00 p.m. Please visit www.lifestorynet.com where you can leave a memory or make a memorial donation to the family. Arrangements provided by Suminski Family Funeral Homes, 2486 S. Kinnickinnic Ave Milwaukee, WI, 53207, 414-744-5156.