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Robert A. “Bob” Wolfe
Robert A. “Bob” Wolfe
Robert A. “Bob” Wolfe
Robert A. “Bob” Wolfe

Robert A. “Bob” Wolfe, age 79, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, June 19, 2022 after a lengthy battle with heart disease.

Bob was born on August 13, 1942, the son of Harold and Arlene (Blum) Wolfe.  A lifelong resident Monroe, Bob grew up on 17th Street in the house his father built.  He loved music and played boogie woogie style piano.  He also played the tuba and sousaphone in the Monroe High School Band and spent countless hours listening to old 45rpm records of 50s music.  Bob graduated from Monroe High School in 1960.

Bob was united in marriage to Beverly Carol Hazeltine on October 11, 1961 in Juda, Wisconsin. Together, Bob and Bev had two daughters, Dawn and Diane. Bob served in the National Guard in the early 1960's.  He attended boot camp in Ft. Lewis, Washington and trained for the Berlin Crisis in 1961-1962.  Bob served in Company B, 2nd Battalion, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division.

Bob was employed at an early age at Kohli Office Supply.  In 1968, Bob opened his own business, Wolfe Office Supply on the east side of the square where it enjoyed 40 years in business until Bob’s retirement in 2007.  Bob served the Monroe community and many cities and towns throughout southwest Wisconsin during his career as an office supply salesman.   Bob also served on the Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board, a task which he enjoyed and was proud to be a part of. 

 Bob loved assembling jigsaw puzzles and spent hours doing so.  He was an avid card player and never turned down a good game of Euchre or Pinochle. His more memorable talents included the ability to play a trump card so hard it rattled the table and the ability to wiggle his ears to delight his grandchildren.  He enjoyed watching sports, the Milwaukee Brewers during the spring/summer and the Green Bay Packers on television in the fall and winter. Bob had a great sense of humor, a trait that originally attracted his wife Bev and kept family and friends in smiles throughout his life. He never met a “Dad joke” or pun he didn’t like.

 Bob was preceded in death by his father Harold in 1993; his mother Arlene in 2009; and his sister Carol Wolfe Dittmer in 2019.

 Bob leaves behind his wife of 60 years, Beverly; his daughters, Dawn (Brian) Bischoff of Knoxville, TN and Diane (Max Luebeck) Wolfe of Minneapolis, MN; granddaughter, Amanda (Alex) Carter of Nashville, TN and grandson, Michael Bischoff of Brentwood, TN. 

 The Family would like to thank the VA Hospital in Madison, WI; the staff at Lafayette Manor of Darlington, WI; and Upland Hills Hospice of Dodgeville, WI for the care each provided during the final days of his Life.

 Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family. 

 In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established in Bob’s name, cards or memorials may be sent to Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home in Monroe.

 A Celebration of Bob’s Life will be held at a later date in Monroe, WI.