Mueller Funeral Home - Winneconne WI

Robert L. Grundman

February 7, 1927 - January 2, 2011

Robert L. Grundman
Town of Clayton, Wisconsin

Robert L. Grundman, age 83, of the Town of Clayton, died Sunday, January 2, 2011, at Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah. He was born February 7, 1927, in the Town of Menasha, to the late Harvey and Martha (Schilling) Grundman. Bob served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. On September 4, 1948, he married Audrey Gardner at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Neenah. From 1947 until 1958 Bob owned and operated a dairy farm. From 1958 until 1967 he worked at various jobs, and from 1967 until the present time he owned and operated Grundman's Excavating and Materials, along with selling Christmas trees. Bob served as a volunteer fireman for the Towns of Neenah and Menasha from 1947 to 1958, and with the Clayton-Winchester Fire Dept. from 1968 until 1978. For 4 years he was the Happy Hours School Board clerk. From 1975 until 1995, Bob served as the chairman of the Town of Clayton, and was on the Winnebago County Board from 1982 to 1992. He was a charter member of the Larsen/Winchester Lions Club, started in 1974, where he earned the Melvin Jones Fellowship and the Burch Sturm Fellowship. Bob was a member of the Clayton Immanuel Lutheran Church, and the American Legion Post 33-Neenah. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, restoring John Deere tractors, snowmobiling, golfing, and in the winter time, playing sheepshead with friends.
Bob is survived by his wife of 62 years, Audrey Grundman; his eight children and their families: daughter, Sandra (Lawrence, Sr.) Basel, and their children, Lawrence Jr. (Kim) Basel, and children, Alexis and Zachary; Kenneth (Tammy) Basel, and children, Rachel, Alysha, Abby, and Ashley; Andrea (Russ) Gerke, and children, Reagan and Erin; Timothy (Julie) Basel, and children, Elizabeth and Carter; son, Bruce (Ruthie) Grundman, and their children, Pamela Euclide (Jamie), and her child, Skyler; Misty (Chris) Carriveau; Nicholas (Missy) Grundman, and children, Isaac and Hunter; daughter, Linda (Deastell) (Richard) Erdmann; son, Eric (Phyllis) Grundman, and their children, Bryan Meyerhofer, Connor and Alec Grundman; son, Gerald Grundman, Sr., and his children, Gerald, Jr. (Angela) Grundman, Jason Grundman; daughter, Nancy (Ronald, Jr.) Cohen, and their children, Joshua Lamberg, Aaron (Nikki) Lamberg, Tanner (Jessica) Lamberg, Kyle Lamberg, Ronald Cohen III, Aaron Cohen; son, Robert "Jim" (Missy) Grundman, and their children, Jacob and Leah Grundman; daughter, Cheryl (James) Wichman, and their children, Emily (Keith) Schreiner, and their child, Hailey; Noah Wichman. Also surviving Bob is one sister, Rae Joan Harvey.
Along with his parents, Bob was also preceded in death by one son, Keith Grundman; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Leon and Lois Grundman, Harvey Grundman, Jr.; brother-in-law, Charles Harvey; and a son-in-law, Wilbur Deastell.
A Funeral Service for Bob will be held on Friday, January 7, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at the Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, 3703 Fairview Rd. Neenah, with Pastor Paul Meier officiating. Military rites will follow the service. Entombment will be in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton. A Visitation for family and friends will be on Thursday, January 6 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Mueller Funeral Home, Winneconne, and will continue on Friday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established for the Larsen/Winchester Lions Club, and the Clayton Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Mueller Funeral Home
904 E. Main St.
Winneconne, WI 54986
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Orville Clara Krause wrote on May 18, 2011
I know we'er a little late. but we wish to say sorry for your lose.May God bless you and keep you always. Krause's

Mark Bombinski (On behalf of the Drifters Snowmobile Club wrote on January 7, 2011
The Drifters Snowmobile Club send our condolences to the entire Grundman family. Bob was an excellent landowner who was always willing to help out our club. The Drifters will make a donation to the Larsen/Winchester Lion's Club in memory of Bob. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

John & Janet Kunde wrote on January 6, 2011
To the Grundman Family- You are in our thoughts and prayers..."When someone you Love becomes a Memory...the Memory becomes a Treasure"

Deniz and Sam wrote on January 6, 2011
Our deepest sympathy to all of the Grundman family for your sad loss. Bob's life touched many people through the years, and we know he will be greatly missed.

Robert Grundman wrote on January 5, 2011
Grundman Family, You are in my thoughts and prayers. Though I didn't know your family, I had heard about you for years from my father who was a cousin. Sincerely, MaryAnn Grundman Wyman Ray's daughter from Oshkosh

Peggy & Kim Schreiner wrote on January 4, 2011
We are very sorry to hear of Grandpa Grundman's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time of grief. God bless.

Robert Grundman wrote on January 4, 2011
We are sorry we will not be able to attend Bob's funeral but we send our deepest sympathy to Audrey and the family. Our prayers will be with them. Clark and Emma Anderson and Family

Linda and Gary Monday wrote on January 3, 2011
Our condolences to your entire family. Gary and I have always enjoyed our encounters with Bob. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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