Robert "Bob" A. Santner, of Deerbrook, died Sunday, July 4, 2021, at his home surrounded by family after a battle with cancer. He was 79 years old. He was born on June 10, 1942, in West Allis, a son of Frank and Marie (Derksen) Santner. He married Barbara Santner on November 11, 1961, in West Allis. She preceded him in death on June 29, 2012.
He was a graduate of Central High School, West Allis.
Bob had a long 40-year career at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He served as president of the Typographical Union.
He moved to Deerbrook in 2002 and was a member of St. Wencel Catholic Church
Robert was a beloved husband, partner, father, grandfather, and friend. He is survived by his children, Coreen (Michael) Doll, Nicole (Robert) Wagner and Brian Santner; grandchildren, Steven (fiancé Christina) Doll, Samantha Doll, Anthony Wagner, and Nicholas Wagner; sister, Barbara Linehan and special friend, Dolores Ruhl.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a grandchild, Jennifer Doll; and brother, Donald Santner.
A funeral Mass will be held on Monday, July 12, 2021, at 10 a.m. at St. Wencel Catholic Church, Neva with Reverend Raja Selvam officiating. Burial will take place in Forestview Cemetery in the town of Vilas.
Visitation will be Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Monday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Bradley Funeral Home. A parish wake service will be held Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
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There is not enough space to hold the many memories we have of Bob and also Barb. We were friends from the time we met in 1976 as tenants of their upper duplex. We played cards, attended Packer games, fished and tubed on Black Oak Lake and enjoyed a few beers at The Thirsty Bear. For all his "tough" aura, Bob was a softie on the inside, a true gentleman and generous with all things. He will be missed by the countless people whose lives he's touched.
My name is Jerry Steffan. Your Dad and I worked together wwwwwwwwwwwwwhen we both were out of high school, At Hiusting Printing Co. in downtown Milwaukee. We became good friends. My wife then girl friend , and your Mom & Dad did a lot together. Your Dadv fixes my car, 54 Olds,. We were at each others weddings. Your parents first house von 61st street, was across the street from where for your Dads my Mother grew up. We lost contact after your family went to Colorado for your Dads union school.
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you and with your family. Linda & Neil, Brad & ScottIn Our Thoughts was purchased for the family of Robert A. Santner by Linda Adameek.
Bob was such a nice man. We're very sorry for your loss.
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Sincere condolences to you at your Dad's passing. We have special memories of Black Oak Lake with he e Sturms in the 90's. God's Peace to you all.Memorial Tree was purchased for the family of Robert A. Santner by Andrew and Mary Ellen Mazak.
Sending the family our deepest condolences.
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We are sorry to read about the death of Bob. We knew him through St Wencel’s parish and volunteer projects he served on. Thoughts and prayers to family and friends. Special prayers and hugs to Delores. Jeanne and Jim Peters, currently Platteville.