12 - 2 p.m., Monday, June 5, 2017 at Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel
2 p.m., Monday, June 5, 2017 at Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel
Robert Lee "Bob" Gaier, 68, of Chippewa Falls, died peacefully with his family by his side on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at the Chippewa Manor after a courageous 14 month battle with kidney cancer.
He was born on June 5, 1948, in Chippewa Falls to Carl and Barbara (Bowe) Gaier. Bob graduated from McDonell High School in 1966.
After graduation, he enlisted in the Navy. In 1968, he went to the Marine Corp to serve as a medic in the Vietnam War. Bob may not have received warm welcomes coming back from the war, but his family was extremely proud of him serving his country. He married Brenda Dawn Agnew on September 16, 1972, at Notre Dame Church. Bob worked at CT Film (Barry Plastics) for almost 40 years, retiring in 2010. He enjoyed watching his Badgers and Packers win or lose, and he took great pride and loved his wife, boys, grandkids, and his lawn very much.
Bob is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Brenda; two sons, Troy (Julie) Gaier and Jacob Gaier of Eau Claire; grandchildren, Zachary and Kendal Gaier; brothers-in-law, Brent (Lu) Agnew and Kim (Char) Agnew; sisters-in-law, Janice Gaier, Chela (Denny) Scheidler and Lori (James Ottum) Agnew, all of Chippewa Falls. He is also survived by his nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; father and mother-in-law, Frank "Gene" and Germaine Agnew; sister, Vernetta Kurtz; brothers, Ronald "Ronny" Gaier and Charles "Chuck" Gaier; brother-in-law, William "Bill" Kurtz; nephew, David Kurtz; and a great-niece, Lisa Hamilton.
The funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Monday, June 5 at Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel, Chippewa Falls, with Rev. Robert B. Hoekstra officiating. Interment will be at Prairie View Cemetery, village of Lake Hallie, with military honors conducted by the Chippewa Falls Patriotic Council. Following the burial, a celebration gathering will be held at the Fill Inn Station Restaurant, Chippewa Falls.
A visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service at 2 p.m., Monday at the funeral chapel.
Bob's family would like to sincerely thank the staff at the Chippewa Manor. Bob loved all the staff there, and they all treated him like family. The family would also like to express their thanks and appreciation to all of our relatives, friends, and well-wishers who surrounded him during his battle. We were deeply touched by the numerous calls, visits, prayers, food and words of encouragement. Your acts of kindness and generosity made our burden more bearable. WE THANK YOU.