Robert “Rob” A. Niles, 50, died July 21, 2021 under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at his home surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with brain cancer. He fought hard to maintain control over his body as the cancer diminished him slowly and was always determined to keep trying. Knowing he has been met by the loving arms of his mother, brother and grandmother eases the heartache a little and even though our time with him was cut short he will remain in our hearts forever.
He was born September 8, 1970 in Okinawa, Japan, son of Kenneth Niles and the late Kazi Niles. On May 15, 2015 he married Tamara Mielke in Wausau.
Rob worked as a carpenter for S.C. Swiderski. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing pool. He also enjoyed skiing and was a member of the Ravinos ski club, Mid West Chapter. Rob lived life to the fullest his own way on Niles time and he will be remembered by his integrity, dedication to life, his family and everyone that he cared about. Rob was so passionate about everything that he did and never did anything half ass. He will always be in our hearts and life will not be the same without him.
Survivors include his wife, Tamara Niles, Wausau; son, Ian (Felysity) Niles, Wausau; step-son, Brandon Schramm, Wausau; father, Kenneth (Audrey) Niles, North Carolina.
He was preceded in death by his mother and his brother, Richard.
Visitation will be 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Monday, July 26, 2021 at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 3400 Stewart Avenue, Wausau. At 7:00 p.m. there will be a chance for family and friends to share stories or memories.
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