Robert E. “Bob” Teske, formerly of Milwaukee, joined his beloved wife Rachel (Kohnke) in heaven on July 19, 2017 at the age of 91.
Bob was raised in Princeton, Wisconsin, the son of the late Gus and Emma (Schewe) Teske Jr. He served in the United States Navy during World War II aboard the USS Tarawa as part of the Atlantic fleet. Bob spent his entire career with the Chicago and Northwestern Railway, working out of Milwaukee. He enjoyed waterfowl hunting, fishing and was an avid gun collector.
Bob is survived by his son, David Teske of Milwaukee; daughter Sandra (Peter) Sanders of Milwaukee; grandson Shawn Teske of Milwaukee and granddaughters, Beth, Rachel and Katie Sanders of Milwaukee. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Phyllis “Phoddie” Kohnke, Montello; niece, Susan Kohnke and nephews, Dean, Bradd and Scott Kohnke, all of Montello. He is further survived by other family members and dear friends.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Leikness Funeral Home in Wautoma with Rev. Robert E. Hanson officiating. Burial with full military honors will be at Markesan Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 12 noon until the time of services at the funeral home.
Bob’s bags were packed and his house was in order for the journey to be with the love of his life Rachel. Together they are now waltzing across the heavens to the music of the holy band. “Mom and Dad”, Till We Meet Again”.