Robert Richert, of Antigo, died Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Eastview. He was 71 years old. He was born on April 24, 1943 in rural Sauk County, a son of Herbert and Alice (Searls) Richert.
He was a graduate of Loyal High School with the class of 1961 and attended college at the University of Wisconsin Platteville. He was a member of the Carpenters Union Local 2283 for many years having worked in Milwaukee. He moved to Antigo where he owned and operated Richert Builders.
In retirement years he enjoyed traveling, fishing and golfing.
Survivors include two daughters, Nicole Sellers of Milwaukee, Kristin (Mark) Gradian of Wauwatosa; a grandchild Ian Gradian;
four sisters, Carolyn (John) Bair of Winnetka, Illinois, Linda (Ralph) Ruppard of Lake of the Woods, Virginia, Beverly (Tom) Sikora of Neva, Shirley (Mark) Denu of Elm Grove; brother, Stan (Leah) Richert of St. Louis, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter in infancy Rebecca and his former wife Linda (Gnacinski).
A memorial service will be held on Friday July 18, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Bradley Funeral Home with Rev. Nancy Richmond officiating.
Visitation will be Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.
Antigo, WI 54409
Antigo, WI 54409
As a small boy I always was eager to visit Uncle Herb and Aunt Alice as I knew I would see Bob.
Though there was 8 years difference in age between us, he never made me feel like a "little kid". He treated me like an equal, was interested in what I said and the questions I would ask (and there were many).
If he was going somewhere, whether it was to the barn or to town, he always asked if I wanted to go along. Riding in the front seat with him when we would go to town was a like being "one of the guys", an unbelievable experience when you are 10 years old. He will always be my favorite cousin!
Thank you all for everything with care of our dad the last few months and for the goodbye we all shared yesterday. Pastor Nancy summed it up ... Bob wandered for many, many years looking for the perfect place. He's now found it and its in Heaven where it is the perfect place for us all when we get there. Many, many thanks to Bradley Funeral Home. we brought in memorabila from Dad's life ... you arranged it perfectly for him and never really knew him.
pops will always have a special place in my heart. I still make his chili to this day. take care Krissy, nice and Ian. I know he'd want you to remember the good times.
Bob was a great brother with which to grow up. We road our bikes a lot of places such as the lake where we taught ourselves to swim. Baseball was also a big part of our lives, both playing and following our favorite major league teams and stars.
Nicole I want to send my condolences to you and to your family for your loss. Your Dad is not suffering now and at rest.
Hi,my mother Lois a. Draves was at Eastveiw . Robert was assigned to dine at her table and he always watched out for her and made sure she ate. I was always happy to see him and said hello when I went to visit my mom. I was shocked to see the obit in the paper and I am sorry for your loss. The Lord called home one of the good guys,heaven is even better now. Tim Fultz and family.