Robert L. Bubolz


Robert L. “Bob” Bubolz, born May 15, 1943, in Shawano, to the late Arnold and Lillian (Schuettpelz) Bubolz. Bob died as expected. Bob graduated from Suring High School on May 25, 1961, and then subsequently graduated from UW-Madison, January 1968, with a degree in civil engineering after a hiatus to save enough money to finish school.

On June 19, 1971, he married Barb Zellmer of Suring at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, making it just shy of 50 years. They lived in Green Bay and were blessed with two daughters. Following graduation from college, he spent 34 years working for Wisconsin Public Service in Green Bay until he retired in 2005. Despite Barb saying that she would never again live in a house during remodeling, they moved to Shawano in 2003 so Barb could work with their son-in-law. His love of old tractors, spending time in the woods and deer hunting was surpassed only by his devotion to his family and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife; daughters, Jennifer Bubolz Miller (Jay) and Carey Grieves (Brian); grandchildren, Joe, Julianna, Jacinda Miller and Jack and Charlie Grieves; special adopted family, Jeff and Wendy Fritz (Sam and Hatty) and good friends Curt and Jean Suring. He is also survived by one brother, Arnie (Shirley); one sister-in-law, Erna; nephew and godson, Barry Bubolz; numerous nieces and nephews.

Bob was preceded in death his parents; three brothers, Richard, Ronald and James; two brothers-in-law, Marvin Zellmer (Bette) and Leroy Zellmer (Mitzi); and one sister-in-law, Shirley.

Memorial services for Bob will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, at St. Jakobi Lutheran Church with the Rev. Travis Kleinschmidt officiating. Inurnment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of service. For those who wish, services will be announced over the loudspeaker in the parking lot on radio station 104.5 FM. COVID-19 virus precautions are requested by wearing a face covering and distancing, please. In lieu of a lunch, we will share Bob’s favorite candy bar with you.

Memorials can be directed to the St. Jakobi Building Fund.