Robert (Bob) A. Barbian, 72, passed away unexpectedly after a brief illness on August 1, 2021 in his home surrounded by family.
Loving husband of his wife of 52 years Suzanne Barbian (nee: Wolski). Loving father of Lori Drzewiecki (Tom Drzewiecki), Jenni O’Neil (Mike O’Neil). Beloved grandpa of Cody Geist and papa of Erin O’Neil, Brooke and Brody Axelson. Loving brother of Dave Barbian and Mary Jankowski (Jim Jankowski). Preceded in death by loving parents Mathias and Marcella Barbian, brother Jim Barbian, father and mother-in-law Norb and Anita Wolski, brother-in-law Jim Barry, and grandson Dalton Geist.
Bob was honored to serve his country as an Army Veteran. He served in the Army Reserve for 6 years.
Bob was a dedicated employee of We Energies for 42 years. He was proud of his accomplishment working up the ladder of success into management.
Bob had a passion for small engine repair and the challenge of building something from the ground up. If Bob wasn’t on the golf course in The Villages, FL or his favorite links in Wisconsin he was found in his man-cave “garage” or his basement workshop. Bob loved his time hunting at “the lodge” in Adams Friendship, playing pickleball, or a recent hobby of radio control airplanes of which he was ecstatic to achieve his pilot’s license.
Bob lived a full life doing exactly what he loved with his best friend, Sue, beside him. He will be remembered for his sarcasm, sense of humor, stories, work ethic, kindness, generosity, and the example of true unconditional love.
Celebration of Bob’s life will be held on Sunday, August 8th from 2:00-3:50 pm with memorial service starting at 4:00 p.m. with Military Honors to follow at Integrity Celebrations 2789 Browns Lake Dr. Burlington, WI 53105.
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