Robert “Bob” E. Cizek
Robert “Bob” E. Cizek, 90, a resident of Fond du Lac, passed away October 13, 2012, at his home.
He was born June 20, 1922 in La Grange, IL, a son of the late Louis John and Rose Johanek Cizek.
On October 26, 1946 he married Doris Peterson in Chicago, IL. He later married Madeline “Madge” Galot in Fond du Lac on November 1, 1967.
Robert attended Mary Queen of Heaven Grade School in Cicero, IL, and graduated from Our Lady of Lourdes High School, Chicago. In 1939 Robert joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, Camp Paul, Company 4606 in Rupert, ID. He served in the United States Navy from 1942 until 1945, as a radio man 1st Class. He served in the Pacific aboard the U.S.S. Tulsa and the U.S.S. Recruit. He also served with the Allied Radio Station in New Guinea. Following his military service he moved to Washburn, WI in 1958 and later to Fond du Lac in 1964.
Robert was employed by the Washburn Police Department, Bayfield County Sheriff’s Department, as a counselor at the Kettle Moraine Boy’s School, and Kettle Moraine Correctional Institution, retiring in 1982.
Robert was a member of Holy Family Parish, was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1904, a life member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 11, AARP; the National Association of Civilian Conservation Corps Alumni and served as a member of the National Association of Past Commanders (VFW).
Survivors include two sons, Joseph Cizek of Larkspur, CO, Robert J. (Linda) Cizek of Fond du Lac, five daughters, Jean (Jim) Fugate of Fond du Lac, Barbara Cizek of Oshkosh, Camille (Ken) Schmidt of Campbellsport, Margaret Spradau of Downers Grove, IL, and Corinne Cizek of Fond du Lac, nine grandchildren, Robert Jr. “B.J.” and Tyler Cizek, Chad Cizek, DeWaine (Tina) Fugate, Dale (Maureen) Fugate and Amy (Steve) Bird, Christine (Douglas) Schmidt-Martin, Michael (Jaime) Spradau and Steven (fiancee Nikki Jones) Spradau, and by eight great-grandchildren, Andy, Amanda, Kyle, Josh, Tori, Kiala, Xavier and Christian, and by four great-great grandchildren, Xander, Pandora, Carter and Bently. He is further survived by two brothers, Raymond Cizek of Delevan, WI, and Emil (Dorothy) Cizek of Crest Hill, IL, and a sister, Marion (John) Failla of Carpentersville, IL, and by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his wives, a son Louis, two sisters, Dorothy Rehr and Theresa Wojcik, two step-daughters Anita Blasnig, and Fay (John) Von Rotz, two step grandsons, Angelo Blasnig and Mario Blasnig, and a sister-in-law, Lucille Cizek.
Visitation: Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Zacherl Funeral Home. Visitation will also be held at the funeral home on Friday from 9:00 AM to 10:15 AM.
Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday October 19, 2012, 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church, Holy Family Parish, 200 South Peters Avenue, Fond du Lac. Burial will follow in St. Charles Cemetery, Fond du Lac.
Memorials in his name may be directed to Holy Family Parish, for Mass intentions.
“The family extends their deep appreciation to the staff of St. Agnes Hospital, 6th South, for the fine care he received and to St. Agnes Hospice Hope for their compassion and assistance.”
Zacherl Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family. www.zacherlfuneralhome.com