Celebration of Life, Bob Obney, April 20, 2024, from 3 pm to 6 pm, 841 Brewhouse, Whitewater

A Celebration of Life will be held for at Robert “Bob” Obney of Whitewater on April 20, 2024, from 3 pm to 6 pm, at 841 Brewhouse, Whitewater, WI .

Whitewater, WI – The man, the myth, the legend – Robert “Bob” Clayton Obney Jr., 82, took his final bow on the stage of life on March 10, 2024. Born with a twinkle in his eye on July 8, 1941, in Barberton, Ohio, Bob was infamous for his dad jokes, his green thumb, and his ability to fall asleep in any chair known to mankind.

Bob leaves behind his soulmate Karen, his wonderful daughter Leslie (Mike) Grether, and his favorite grandson, Patrick, who inherited his granddad’s love for reading. His siblings, Jerry (Betty) Obney and Sue Roberts, will miss his uncanny ability to remember obscure family anecdotes. Preceding him in the great parade of life were his parents, Clarine and Robert Sr., and his brother-in-law John Roberts.

Bob was filled with an impressive lack of discipline and an abundance of charm. The Whitewater Lion’s Club will sorely miss Bob’s roaring laughter and less-than-lion-like mane. 

He was a vegetable garden enthusiast, a jazz aficionado, and a Buffet “Bash” concert groupie.

Bob was a philanthropist at heart, and now we are all left to fill the enormous gardening gloves he left behind.

A Celebration of Life will be held on April 20, from 3pm to 6pm, at 841 Brewhouse, Whitewater, WI, where we will swap tales, and honor the man who taught us that life doesn’t have to be serious to be seriously well-lived. In lieu of flowers, send a joke to someone who needs a laugh or make a donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Whitewater Lions Club, or Shriners Children’s Hospital in Bob’s memory.

Bob, We’re pretty sure you’re out there somewhere, tending to the pearly gates’ garden. Keep the laughter going until we meet again.

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