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The song has ended, but the melody lingers on…
Robert M. (Bob) Sawyers, age 90, joined God’s heavenly choir on Friday, October 23, 2015. Bob was born in Flint, Michigan, to Charles and Winifred Sawyers. He graduated from Saginaw High School in 1943. Bob served his country in the United States Marine Corps from 1943 to 1945 in Guadalcanal and Okinawa, South Pacific. Bob married Marjorie Fedcke 68 years ago, and together they raised four children.
Bob enjoyed two sales management careers: 18 years with the Coca Cola Company in Bay City, Michigan, and 27 years with Aid Association for Lutherans in Appleton, Wisconsin, and Valparaiso, Indiana. Bob was born into music. He was skilled and trained in voice and instrumental music playing trombone with the Saginaw Eddy Band, Saginaw Civic Symphony, US Marine Corps Band, and the Faith Lutheran Brass Ensemble. Bob was blessed with a beautiful bass/baritone voice that he was delighted to use in solo and choral works. He sang with the MacDowell Male Chorus, the Master Singers, and Faith Lutheran Church Choir. He and his wife, Marge, also a talented pianist/organist, shared their talents widely in church and civic functions. Bob was a member of the Appleton Noon Lions Club where he functioned in various officer positions.
Some favorite family memories that will always be cherished: Balloon launches; Trout Lake and tent camping in the living room; Christmas Bingo; special woodworking projects; Spot you 10 points ping pong player; Lake Poygan fireworks; sailboat races; backyard ice rinks; Christmas underwear exchange; white bass run on the Wolf; cribbage tournaments; casino blackjack; darts; fast-pitch pitcher extraordinaire; lawn jarts; fishing; gimmies on the putting green; pool shark; leisure suits.
Family members that love & miss Bob are his wife, Marjorie, his four children Bob (Ruth) Sawyers, Saginaw, MI; Tom Sawyers, Neenah, WI; Marna (Larry) Olenchek, Waukesha, WI; Julie (Mike) Schoenbohm, Appleton, WI, and former daughter-in-law, Sue Sawyers. Eight grandchildren: Michael, Abby, Jorie, Whitney, Steven, Shelly, Courtney and Nicholas. Four great grandchildren: Gus, Lucy, Owen and Mya. Brother, Harold (Theresa) Sawyers, Saginaw, MI.
Bob was predeceased by his parents, brothers Elmer & Dick Sawyers, and grandson Matthew Sawyers.
Special thanks to the staff at Heartwood Homes & AseraCare Hospice for their kindness and support to Bob and his family.
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The fireworks in Oxford, Wisconsin will be at the Village Park on Saturday night at 10pm. Best Fireworks in Marquette County. Oxford 4th of July Celebration offers ball tournament, rides, food, fireworks, and fun for the entire family.