Robert “Bob” J. Thomas, age 72, of Town of Mitchell, passed away surrounded by his loving family on January 29th at Rocky Knoll Nursing Home.
Bob was born on June 30, 1941 in Milwaukee, WI, a son of the late Henry and Libby (Primakow) Thomas.
He graduated from Plymouth High School in 1959.
On August 1, 1959 he married Shirley “Deanna” Turk at Zion United Methodist Church in Batavia. The couple has resided in Sheboygan County since their marriage.
Bob worked at A.O. Smith for 30 years, retiring in 1994.
He was an active member at Zion United Methodist Church in Batavia.
Robert was an influential member of F&AM Lodge #167 in Plymouth. He was a 32nd Degree F&AM and also belonged to the Scottish Rite, York Rite, Commandry, Tall Cedars, Eastern Star and loved being the “Snoopy” character for the Tripoli Shriners Animal Unit.
He loved hunting, fishing and spending time with his loving family.
Survivors include his loving wife of 54 years: Shirley “Deanna” of Cascade; Three children: Scott Thomas of Oswego, IL, Shellie (Bill) Werner of Randolph, WI and Jackie Derus-Meyer (Husband: Patrick) of Cascade, WI; Ten grandchildren: Alex, Shannon, Matthew, Zach, Josh, Paige, Brandon, Emma, Evan and AJ; One great grandson: Collin; One brother: Rick Thomas of Cascade; Two sisters: Joan Herriges of Sheboygan and Sandy Thomas of Two Rivers.
Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his infant brother: Henry Silas Thomas.
Funeral Services will be held on Sunday afternoon (Feb. 2) at 2:30 P.M. at the Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth. Rev. Gail Mitchell, pastor of Zion United Methodist Church in Batavia will officiate. Cremation will follow services.
The F&AM Lodge #167 of Plymouth will conduct Masonic services at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 P.M.
Friends may call at the Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth on Sunday from 12:00 Noon until the time of services.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Bob’s name.
The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving his family. For online condolences, please visit www.suchonfh.com.