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Robert J. Gawlick "Jarvis", age 69, of Neenah, passed away peacefully with his loving wife by his side, on Thursday, May 17, 2018. Jarvis was born on December 10, 1948 in Neenah, Wisconsin, son of the late Joachim and Annamarie (Lynaugh) Gawlick. He married his high school sweetheart, Sharon Finch, on August 1, 1969 at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church. After marriage, he and Sharon were stationed in Germany, serving in the U.S. Army. After returning to Neenah, Jarvis was a dedicated employee of Menasha Corporation, missing only one day of work in 39 years. Before a debilitating stroke 11 years ago, he loved to bowl, hunt, fish and have beers with friends. He was an avid and lifelong Brewers fan who seldom missed a game, in person or on TV. Bob was a strong man with a gentle heart that would do anything for his family and friends. He was proud of his children and especially his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife Sharon, his son, Scott (Lori) Gawlick, his daughter, Kim (Doug) Kapp; 6 grandchildren, Caitlin, Parker, Connor, Tanalie, Coda and Natalie. He is further survived by his sister, Sandy (Robert) Risse, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Dave (Val) Finch, Mike Finch and Steven Finch and dog, Kobi. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joachim and Annamarie, in-laws, George and Bev, brother, Norbert and niece, Annamarie Boileau.
Funeral services for Jarvis will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at the Kessler Funeral Home, 304 S. Commercial St., Neenah. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until the time of services. Full military honors will be conducted by the Neenah-Menasha Honor Guard following services.
The family would like to thank a special friend and caregiver, Jennifer Zemlock and also the 5th floor nurses at Theda Care Medical Center in Neenah for all the care given to Jarvis.