Robert Paul Gerrits
October 5, 1956 - April 18, 2009
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Wichmann Funeral Home Tri-County Chapel
1592 Oneida Street
Menasha, WI 54952
Wednesday 4/22, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Service
St. Bernadette Catholic Church
2331 East Lourdes Drive
Appleton, WI
Thursday 4/23, 11:30 am
St. Joseph Cemetery
Appleton, WI
Thursday 4/23, 2:00 pm
Wichmann Funeral Home Tri-County Chapel
1592 Oneida Street
Menasha, WI 54952

Gerrits, Robert P. Neenah Age 52, passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2009 at Theda Clark Medical Center while surrounded by family after a very courageous battle with cancer. Bob was born on October 5, 1956 in Appleton, the son of Robert G. and Mildred (Hawley) Gerrits. He was a proud member of the 1975…

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Pam Schley left a message on January 15, 2014:
Just thinking about him. Great friend.
Chelsea Gerrits left a message on September 5, 2010:
I love and miss you dad! There's not a day that goes by that I don't think about you.
Linda Rasmussen left a message on April 24, 2009:
Bob - I fell in love with you the very night I met you, and I love you still! I have never seen such bravery and courage in a man, and you fought with everything you had to try to win the biggest battle of your life. I believed that together we could do it, my dear, but that was not to be. I want you to know that my life has more meaning because you were a part of it, and I pray that you feel my love with you always!! Until we meet again, you are in my heart. I love you forever, Bob!!! Linda
Julie Picard left a message on April 24, 2009:
I've had the privilege (although under sad and heartbreaking circumstances) of spending time with the entire Gerrits' family during the past few days at Bob's funeral. I can only say that they are the most kind-hearted, caring group of people I have ever met. Thank you all for taking care of my sister, Linda, through this impossibly difficult time for her. You put aside your own sorrow to comfort and take care of her when she needed it. My sister loved Bob and she loved his family too. I will never forget any of you and I will be praying for you in the weeks and months to come. I will miss you, Bob, and I'll take care of Linda for you.
Cheryl Arts left a message on April 23, 2009:
Dear Gerrits Family, You have our deepest sympathy. We have not seen Bob in a few years but do remember what a great person he was. It is so hard to lose someone you love so much. You all are in our thoughts and prayers and we hope each day will get a little brighter for you. Thinking of you all, Cheryl and Arnie Arts
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Steve Rathsack left a message on April 23, 2009:
Bob, i just want to let u know how much of a honor it was to be able to drive u home from the bars every weekend, so i know u got home safe! We had alot of good times together! But on your final day i had to turn the keys over to jesus so he could give u your final ride to your big house in heaven! Until we meet again and it's your turn to give me a ride home with u and jesus! I miss u and luv u! Rest in peace! Your nephew Steve
Ashley Groff left a message on April 23, 2009:
Unfortunately I did not know Bob for long, but the 9 or so years that I did know him. He was a great guy, and the life of the party. He was never seen without a smile. I remember his last few weeks being very hard, but Bob held on strong and fought a very tough battle. He was a courageous man. And now he is in a better place. Make sure to save us all a spot next to you Bob! My condolences go out to his family and children. We love you Bob! Your step-niece ~Ashley J. Groff
Jan Luebke - Advanced Tooling Specialists left a message on April 22, 2009:
We sympathize with you at Bob's passing. A gift from Advanced Tooling Specialists for $50.00 will be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Bob.
Tammy left a message on April 22, 2009:
I give you all, my condolences on Bob's passing. Though it's been sometime since I've seen him and all of you, I remember alot of good times with him. Bob was a WONDERFUL father and man. Try to remember all the happy times with him, that will give you the strength you need to get though these hard times..I pray for you all that God will make you strong in these tough days ahead and he will keep the faith in your hearts. God Bless you all , Tammy Kaphingst
Mike & Patty Derks left a message on April 22, 2009:
We met Bob at Park Central where he would occasionally pop in with his nephew Steve. He was a very friendly guy who always had a smile and enjoyed hanging out with Steve. You could say they were considered as "Park Regulars". He will be sadly missed by us.
Jeffrey L. Schroeder left a message on April 22, 2009:
I want to wish my heart felt condolences to the Gerrit's family. Bob will be missed by all of us,but he is still in our hearts and minds.He is not gone or forgotten but waiting for the rest of us.
Jessica & Jason Syring left a message on April 22, 2009:
Jason and I both worked at Presto and we enjoyed working with Bob. We send our deepest condolences to his friends and family. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers throughout this difficult time.
Mary Czarnopys left a message on April 21, 2009:
May God bless you all with the grace needed to get through this difficult period. I hope that, after the grief, only the best memories will remain. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. With Deepest Condolences, Mary Czarnopys
Todd J. Gerrits left a message on April 21, 2009:
Bob, I totally regret having to write this to you, but it's with great sadness I have to. I always thought our family was invincible, but reality hit home on Saturday. You without a doubt were one of the toughest and courageous brothers I have. I was there to see you fight through your illness and you always had hope and faith that it would end differently. The sadddest day of my life was when I had to tell you to give up the fight and let God take over. Us as Gerrits' never give up, but this was different, you couldn't sffer anymore. I will always remember the ono on one talk we had together and the promise I made to you. You were thinking of me instead of yourself, that was the most loving thing I have ever felt from anyone. My life is never going to be the same without you. I miss you already and feel lost everyday. A person never realizes how much they love someone until they are gone. You will be in my heart forever. Love Your Little Brother
Todd J. Gerrits left a message on April 21, 2009:
A candle was lit by Todd J. Gerrits on 2009/04/21
Sandra Hawley left a message on April 20, 2009:
Hello, Sorry to hear about your loss. Although I didn't know Bob or at least since I was a child, he is family. The History Channel is great. You have my condolences. Sandra Hawley (daughter of (Wm Hawley Jr and Delores Lambie)
Bret left a message on April 20, 2009:
A bakers dozen is thirteen and a Gerrits' dozen will not be the same....save me a spot on that fishing hole....
Rene' Guyette left a message on April 20, 2009:
Bob was a wonderful guy, I worked with him for many years at Presto, he always had a smile or a joke. My heart goes out to his entire family, I know how close you guys are. You are in my thoughts and prayers, God Bless
Mike Duszak left a message on April 20, 2009:
It was very sad to hear of Bob's passing from a very tough fight with cancer. I've know Bob for the last 25 years from my first days at Presto with working with him as my Extrusion Technician. What a great guy that will be missed by the many friends at Presto and all around. My thoughts and prayers and condolences go out to his entire family.
Amanda Best left a message on April 20, 2009:
You will be greatly missed. Im glad I was able to meet such a wonderful person like Bob, he always had the nicest things to say. My heart goes out to Bobs friends and family.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Jane Jacques left a message on April 20, 2009:
My heart goes out to the Gerrits family in your time of sorrow. I worked at Presto and am a good friend of Lisa's. Will always have fond memories of Bob's fun loving spirit. Jane Monday Jacques
Deb Dominczak left a message on April 20, 2009:
Bob was such a wonderful guy. We will miss him immensely around Presto. I wish you all my heart felt condolences and pray you take comfort in his memories.
Don & Mary Lou Vande Hey left a message on April 20, 2009:
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Bob. His courageous fight with cancer has been a long one. May God welcome him home in peace.
Donna Gasbarro left a message on April 20, 2009:
My husband Steve and I knew Bob, where we met at Park Central, with his nephew Stevie Rathsack, a bunch of us would meet downtown and go dancing at the HOP a 50-60's bar. My condolences to Bob's family & close friends.
Del Volpel left a message on April 20, 2009:
It is with my deepest regret that I did not have the pleasure of knowing or working with Bob longer. He was a true warrior in this battle. May God Bless him and his Family. Del
Sue Wolter left a message on April 20, 2009:
Bob we all love you and miss you. You were the first to go in the family and I know you are making the way to heaven for the rest of us. You were so couragious and strong. Find that famous fishing hole in heaven so when the rest of us join you we'll all be able to fish together again. Until we meet again....I Love You....Sue
Val Pfeiffer left a message on April 19, 2009:
So many great memories...Bob, you are missed :-)
Nancy Edwards left a message on April 19, 2009:
Bob was a great guy. He was always smiling and never judged anyone. He will truly be missed.
Scott Straw left a message on April 19, 2009:
We will all miss Bob very much! He was always a good guy to work with and fun to be around. I didn't work with bob for that many years but the few that I did were very memorable.
Tammy Mallard left a message on April 19, 2009:
My family's thoughts and prayers are with you. May you have comfort in knowing that your angel will always be watching over you. Tammy & Family
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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