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Robert J. “Bob” Mayer

Oct 12, 2022 - Dec 12, 2022


Robert John Mayer, 90, passed away Sunday morning, December 11, 2022 at Meadow View Manor, Sheboygan.

Bob was born on October 12, 1932, in Cleveland, WI, son of the late Louis and Mary (Petesch) Mayer. He was the second youngest, born into a family of 15 brothers and sisters, two which passed away as children.

On June 2, 1956, he married Alice Catherine Winkler at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Sheboygan. Together they raised 4 children. Alice preceded him in death on June 8, 2020.

Bob worked for his family business in Cleveland, hauling cattle to Chicago at 16 years old. He furthered his truck driving career, supporting his family as a semi driver for Kohler Company and then later for Borden Chemical. He was very proud of his driving safety record and received many awards and accolades including recognition for driving over a million miles without an accident.

He served in the Korean War and is the recipient of many honors as a veteran of the U.S. Army.

As a lifelong member of Immaculate Conception Parish, Sheboygan, Bob served as usher for many years. He was also a favorite of the Bingo crowd as he skillfully called out the numbers to anxious and excited players. He lit up the eyes of many children at Christmas as Santa Claus.

Bob was very devoted to his Catholic faith, watching EWTN for daily Mass and prayer. He was politically savvy and followed current events with a loud passion. He also enjoyed family visits, watching Packer games and enjoying the company of friends at his table during mealtime. He was loved by many, always greeting them with a nod, a hello or a thumbs up. No one was ever bothered that he may occasionally called you by the wrong name….as it endearingly becoming your new nickname. Bob brought immense joy to those around him and will be sorely missed.

Survivors include two sons, Mark (Lori) Mayer and Tim (Patty) Mayer of Sheboygan, and two daughters, Carleen (Kevin) Widder of Plymouth and Karen Mayer of Sheboygan. He was loved by his eight grandchildren, Clay Mayer of Charlotte, NC, Ashley (Alan) Klemme of Green Bay, Amanda Mayer and Dylan Mayer (special friend, Lisa) all of Sheboygan, Joe (Kayla) Widder of Sheboygan, Jared (Ann Marie) Widder of San Diego, CA, Adam Widder of Milwaukee and Angel (Joe) Demey of Sheboygan. Bob was also blessed with 9 great-grandchildren, Nora Mayer, Brody Klemme, Lucas and Isaac Widder, Theodore, Leena, Claire and Therese Widder, and Elhyme Demey. He is furthered survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins, all who he loved dearly.

Bob is preceded in death by his wife, Alice; his parents; father and mother-in-law, John and Dorothy Winkler; seven brothers, Fred, John, Joseph, Peter, Louis, Hilary and Richard and five sisters, Erma Dries, Mary Hanson, Ursula Rettela, Rita Huhn and Theresa Daun.

Visitation will be held on Friday, December 16, 2022 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 1305 Humboldt Ave., Sheboygan, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11:00 a.m. Memorials to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church or Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice in Bob’ s name are appreciated.

With immense gratitude we thank the staff and residents of Meadow View Manor. We have grown to love so many of you. Thank you for your kind and compassionate care. You are valued by our Dad and family. We are appreciative to the hospice staff at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice, Fr. Paul Fliss and Fr. Subi of Immaculate Conception Parish and Abby from Sheboygan Internal Medicine.

Online condolences may be expressed at


Date: Friday Dec 16, 2022
Time: 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
Location: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church [map]

Mass of Christian Burial

Date: Friday Dec 16, 2022
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church [map]



Guestbook Entries SIGN GUESTBOOK

Timothy Winkel

Karen, Frenchy, and family, My deepest sympathies on the passing of your father. I enjoyed all the pictures you posted Karen of your visits with you dad and especially of him with your granddaughter. Cherish the memories you have and hold them tight to your heart! And most of all rejoice in the Lord for he is home with our Savior and your mom. God Bless!

Robert and Janice (Wilke) Pine

He was always my Dear Uncle Bobby! We had many laughs and stimulating discussion! Please accept our sympathy and prayers for all of you. Love, peace and all good!

Debbie Brandenburg

The Mayer family. You have my deepest sympathy. The memories of growing up on 17th St will always be in our hearts.

Pamela Haas

Carlene sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I will pray for his safe journey and for God’s blessing to you and your family. Pam Haas

Cynthia Mais

What a wonderful life! So much to celebrate, but, that means he will be missed. 💙

Donna R DeMey

Our deepest sympathy to your family for the loss of a very dear loved one. Prayers for comfort & healing. God Bless you all.