Robert M. Fitzke, 85, Wausau, passed away on Monday, August 31, 2021 under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at his home.
He was born June 9, 1936 in Wausau, son of the late Milton and Lillian (Schroeder) Fitzke. On October 10, 1964 he married Dianne Hall at St. Mary Catholic Church, Marathon.
Robert owned Wausau Coin Machines Inc. for 35 years. He served his country in the United States Navy and was a member of the Man of Honor Society. He was also a member of the Wausau Elks Lodge No.248. Robert enjoyed hunting, fishing, flying and gambling.
Survivors include his wife, Dianne Fitzke; children, Sue Rikke, Linda (Kelly) Anderson, Roy Fitzke and Mark (Jane Thiele) Fitzke; grandchildren, Benjamin Fitzke, Dillon and Max Rikke, Grady and Samuel Anderson; brothers, Jim Fitzke, and Dale Fitzke; sister-in-law Arlene Hanneman; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated 12:00 Noon on Monday, September 13, 2021 at St. Matthew Catholic Church, Wausau. Rev. Robert Thorn will preside. Entombment will be in Memorial Chapel Mausoleum, Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services all at St. Matthew Catholic Church, Wausau.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established.
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Wausau, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com
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