Robert West

Robert West

Robert West

Robert Walter West, 81, of Friendship, Wisconsin, passed away August 21, 2019 at his home.

Fondly known as Bob or UB by his friends, he was born July 20, 1938 in Minneapolis, MN to Walter and Elsie West (Jacobsen).

Bob served in the United States Army from 1957 to 1959.  He spent time in France, Spain and Portugal, then returning to Chicago where he met his former wife Barbara West; they were married in 1964 and had four children.

He had a very successful career for many years working in the heavy equipment business with companies such as Pettibone and Italtractor.

He is survived by his siblings Ardyce Stacy of Vernon, FL, Milton West of Holcomb, WI, Janet Stacey of Gainesville, FL, Diane Perkins of Gurnee, IL, Brenda Mickels of Holcombe, WI and his children Michelle Culliton of Arlington Heights, IL, Julie Covelli of Cary, IL, Jamie West (Tami) of Lake in the Hills, IL and John West (Erica) of Saukville, WI and 11 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Walter West, his mother, Elsie West and his sister Patricia West of Ladysmith, WI.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 31st, 2019 at the Dellwood Pavillion.  How lucky are we to have had something that makes saying goodbye so hard.  He will be forever in our hearts.

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  1. Don & Helen West says:

    I remember taking care of cousins Robert, Ardyce, and I think Milton, when they lived on Washington Avenue in Minneapolis in the 1940s when I was 13 0r 14. Separated by time and distance over the years, we have lived our separate lives. Now we learn about one another through obituaries. The one you wrote is excellent. We join you in commending Robert to our gracious God.

  2. Georgette Sturm says:

    Condolences to the West Family, Bob was always friendly and a joy to talk with. He will be missed by us. Rest In Peace. Sincerely, Dave and Georgette Sturm

  3. Dick n Paula Wieland says:

    West Family,
    We’ve known Bob for 20 years. He was a great guy, always talked about our dogs, so easy to talk to, always was glad to see us. He will be missed.

  4. Joyce Beach says:

    We have so many memories of Bob from the past 20 years, he was a good friend! Will be missed by many .

  5. Julie Ebert and Lloyd Ebert says:

    Bless his heart
    Very sweet man. May he rest in peace.

  6. Trisha and Mike says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. May your wonderful memories of Bob give you peace.
    Trisha and Michael Walls

  7. Sheila Hale says:

    Sending all our love to the family. Uncle Bob was an amazing and cherished person. Rest in peace.
    Sheila and Mark Hale

  8. Louie & LuLu says:

    West Family,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. Uncle Bob was a very special man an will be missed.