Robert H. “Bob” Hatch
Robert H. “Bob” Hatch, 81, of Campbellsport peacefully entered eternal life on Friday, May 4, 2018 at the Hospice Home of Hope after a twenty year battle with cancer. He was born in Campbellsport on May 15, 1936, the son of W. Robert and Beatrice (Bowen) Hatch. He graduated from Campbellsport High School in 1954. Bob served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1955 until 1959 as an Airman First Class. On April 8, 1961 he married, Marlene M. Reilly at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Eden. They celebrated 57 years of marriage. Bob was employed as a milk hauler for William Bauman and later James Whitty. He then drove semi, hauling steel for TTI of Eden for 35 years until his retirement at the end of 2006.
Bob enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his fabulous five grandchildren. His hobbies included golfing, reading, games on his iPad, and mowing Bill’s lawn. He followed Wisconsin sports teams, especially the Green Bay Packers. Favorite vacation destinations included Door County with his family in the summer and Okaloosa Island, FL with Marlene in winter. Bob was a member of St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Campbellsport.
Those left behind to cherish his memory include his wife Marlene, children Robert L. (Tammy) Hatch of Butte des Morts, Bill (Laurie) Hatch of Campbellsport, Mary (Tim) Lueck of Reedsville, and Julie (Mike) Hewitt of Campbellsport, grandchildren Craig (Molly) Hatch, Holly (fiancee Cody Weiland) Hatch, Kaylin, Kendra and Sienna Hewitt, step grandchildren Adam (Arlene) Spanbauer, Rachel (Joseph) Stewart, Kim (Samuel) Coman and step great grandchildren Jack and Emmitt Spanbauer and Elliott Coman. He is further survived by his sisters Betty Sook, Joyce Halfmann, Judy (Doug) Christensen and Faye (Dave) Schmitt, his sisters and brothers in laws: Dick Reilly, Joan (Bill) Buerger, Patti Reilly and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, his in-laws Leo and Fern Reilly, sister Donna Akers, and in laws: Carl Akers, Richard Halfmann, Ellis Sook and Jack and Beatrice Smith. A special niece and god child, Christine Buerger Sitter awaits his arrival in heaven.
A private family entombment will follow on Thursday at Ledgeview Memorial Park, Fond du Lac.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Agnesian Hospice Home of Hope or St. Matthew’s Catholic Church.
A special thank you to Dr. Thomas Fabricius of Fond du Lac and Froedtert Cancer Center of Milwaukee for Bob’s excellent treatment over the years. Thank you to the Hospice Home of Hope for their exemplary care during Bob’s final days.
The Twohig Funeral Home is serving the family with online guestbook and condolences at www.twohigfurnerals.com.