Robert (Bob) Swoboda, age 78, of Neenah, passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side on Thursday, January 30, 2020. Bob was born October 24, 1941 son of the late Edward and Evelyn (Turney) Swoboda. He graduated from Antigo High School, Class of 1960, moved to Neenah and worked for PH Glatfelter, retiring after 34 years. Bob married his high school sweetheart Joanne Solin, who survives him. They have been married for 58 years and blessed with 3 daughters: Tina Lemmens, Lori (Todd) Sawlsville, Cary (Ron) Leurquin; 7 grandchildren: Matthew, Derek (Tara), Kristen (Ryan), Jason, Tyler (fiancé Lauren), Tiffany and Stephany, two great-grandchildren, Chase, Owen, and one future baby boy Lemmens.
Bob loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and spending time with family, friends and especially the grandchildren. Many memories were made at the famous “Buck Fart Lodge”, whether it was just sitting around the fire, cutting wood or the big hunt and running the ridges. He was known as the legend.
Bob is also survived by his brother, Tom (Karen) Swoboda, many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Sally, and in laws, Joseph and Hattie Solin.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, February 7, 2020 at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 900 Geiger St., Neenah with Fr. Bob Kollath officiating. Visitation will be directly at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established in Bob’s name.
The family would like to give a sincere thank you to the staff at St. Elizabeth Cancer Center and Hospice.
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