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Robert "Bob" D. Valesano

May 24, 1929 ~ December 24, 2021 (age 92)


Robert (Bob) Dale Valesano, 92, completed his journey on earth on December 24, 2021.  He was born on May 24, 1929 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Dominic and Grace (Kobs) Valesano.

Bob married Valera (Val) A. Westerfeld on June 21, 1958 when they began their lives together and enjoyed 56 wonderful years of love and companionship.  They were wonderful parents to Wade and his wife Connie of Sherwood, OR and their children Stephen (Allie) Valesano, Andrew (Mary Elizabeth) Valesano, Paul (Adair) Valesano, Hannah (Brent) Lawrence, and Sarah Valesano and her fiancé Michael Seigneur; Kristin and her husband Steve Seeholzer of Green Bay and their daughters Kendra (Scott) Reeve and Brooke (Gabe) Velarde; Brent and his wife Sheila Valesano of Des Plaines, IL;  and Jonathan and his wife Susan Valesano of Plano, TX and their children Michael, Jared and Megan Valesano.  He was also blessed with 6 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved wife. 

Bob graduated from Washington High School in Milwaukee in 1947 and the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1951.  His initial employment began at Wisconsin Public Service Corporation in the Rates and Research department at Oshkosh.  This job was interrupted with his entrance into the US Army where he attained the rank of Second Lieutenant in the artillery until his discharge in 1954.

Following his tour in the military, Bob returned to Wisconsin Public Service in the Human Resources department in Green Bay filling various supervisory positions for nearly 40 years until his retirement in 1993.

Bob filled office and committee positions at Our Saviour Lutheran Church where he was a member for more than 50 years.  He volunteered as a National Railroad Museum docent and served two terms on the Board of Directors.  In addition he volunteered at the Aurora BayCare Medical Center in-patient rehabilitation department for 10 years.

As a long-time member of the YMCA, Bob was a frequent racquetball player.  Being an enthusiastic traveler, he loved camping with his family in the summer and skiing in the winter.  He enjoyed photography and was very passionate about his greatest hobby, “chasing” trains.  

After retirement, Bob and Val enjoyed several years wintering in The Villages, Florida, where they golfed, biked, and entertained family, friends and neighbors.

Bob was a hard-working, disciplined, and a very independent man.  He took joy in the making of applesauce, jam, soups, and cookies.  He also enjoyed many hours building and maintaining a model train set in his basement.  Bob treasured the lunches, outings and card games with his friends and former co-workers.  He was friendly to strangers, enjoyed puns, had a big smile and was always ready for a good laugh.  He worked to bring distant relatives together.  He was also an avid reader, especially Westerns and military history.

Bob appreciated the friendship and support of his respected pastor, David Hatch.  He also was thankful for the love and support of his family, especially from his daughter Kris.  

Visitation will be at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 120 S. Henry Street, Green Bay,  (Deckner and Henry Street) on January 17, 2022 at 1:00 pm with a Celebration of Life Service at 3:00 pm.  A memorial fund has been established at Our Saviour Lutheran Church.

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January 17, 2022

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Our Saviour Lutheran Church
120 South Henry St
Green Bay, WI 54302

Celebration of Life
January 17, 2022

3:00 PM
Our Saviour Lutheran Church
120 South Henry St
Green Bay, WI 54302

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