Robert Joseph KerryFebruary 14, 1925 ~ January 1, 2018 (age 92)
Robert ‘Bob’ Joseph Kerry, City of Kaukauna, passed away peacefully on January 1, 2018; he was 92 years old.
Robert was born to Joseph and Marie Kerry on February 14, 1925, in Kaukauna. He married Martha (Spierings) on May 2, 1946 and enjoyed 71 years of devoted marriage until her passing at the end of November in 2017. The couple enjoyed spending time at their cabin in Mountain, WI, on the weekends and every year for the week of gun deer season in November. Bob looked forward to having the family at the cabin along with his brothers and nephews for the annual hunt. He also led the annual tradition of getting the family Christmas tree on Thanksgiving Day each year, was an avid fisherman, a tenacious card player and relished tossing bean bags each week on a winter tavern league.
Bob worked for A. Goldin and Sons for over 40 years and then for an additional 20 years at Goldin Iron & Metal Recycling upon his “retirement” when his son purchased the business in 1987. Bob was always ready to lend a hand to fix anything that broke and in his later years enjoyed spending time in his workshop building wood projects for the family. Most recently he spent hours completing paint by numbers and had an entire gallery of finished paintings in the room he shared with his wife at American Grand Assisted Living.
Bob is survived by his children: Mary Ann (John) Loderbauer, Jeff (Vicki) Kerry, and Jill (David) Coenen; grandchildren: Jodie (John) Leedle and Dale Kerry; great-grandchildren: Andrew and Alysia Leedle; sister-in-law, Rosita Spierings; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha, their 18-month old daughter, Jean Ann; his parents, siblings: Art (Marie) Kerry, Melvin (Ruth) Kerry and John “Jack” (Doris) Kerry; his in-laws, John and Anna Spierings and his wife’s siblings, Elizabeth (Peter) Micke, Henry (Edna) Spierings, Joseph (Gertrude) Spierings, Delia (Harry) Van Roy, and George Spierings.
Funeral services for Robert will be at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Boettcher Family Funeral Home, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna with Deacon Jerry Kuborn officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service. (920) 766-2099 www.boettcherfamilyfuneral.com
The family would like to thank the staff at American Grand Assisted Living and Heartland Hospice, namely Michael Miron and Robin Allen.