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Robert L. Church

January 21, 1943 — October 20, 2023

Chippewa Falls

Robert L. Church

Robert L. Church of Chippewa Falls, WI formerly of Little Chute, WI died peacefully at home on October 20, 2023.

Robert was born on January 21, 1943, in Milwaukee, WI to Kenneth and Arphaline (Zimmerly) Church.

Robert moved to Baraboo, WI at age 3 where he graduated from Baraboo High School in 1961. 

He met and married his wife of 53 years, Beverly Young. After finishing his bachelor’s degree from UW-Eau Claire, they moved to Little Chute, WI where he taught High School Biology for 31 years.  He was employed at High Cliff State Park as a Park Ranger for 41 years and a Deputy Conservation Warden for 33 years. Friday nights were with “the crew” officiating high school football games and there were many hours spent at the field coaching high school softball.

Robert enjoyed playing and watching sports, especially when he was watching his 7 grandkids.  He was very proud of winning the State Babe Ruth Tournament in 1958 and enjoyed the reunions playing against the current team. He played college baseball and many years of 12-inch softball.

Robert also enjoyed gardening, golfing, camping, hunting, fishing, woodworking and (his favorite) drinking Old Fashions.  These were always best when shared with good friends and family.

His greatest joys were his grandkids and his beloved dog, Pup.

Robert is survived by his 2 daughters, Becky (Jeff) Brandt and their children Ryan and Jenna from Maple Grove, MN, Barb Frenette and her children Kaylee, Isaac, Addison, Austin and Matthew from Chippewa Falls, WI; brother, Rick (Myong) Church of Kansas City, MO; sister-in-law, Janice Young of West Bend, WI along with numerous nieces, nephews, an uncle, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly in 2018; his parents; father and mother-in-law, Everett and Elsie Young; and brother-in-law, LeRoy Young.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, November 6 at Central Lutheran Church, Chippewa Falls with Rev. Aaron Sturgis officiating. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. until the time of the service at church.

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Monday, November 6, 2023

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