Robert G. Stafford

  • Born: June 19, 1940
  • Died: August 2, 2020
  • Location: Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Koepsell-Murray Funeral & Cremation Services, Beaver Dam

N7199 N. Crystal Lake Road
Beaver Dam, WI 53916

Tel. (920) 885-6600

Tribute & Message From The Family

Robert G. Stafford, 80, of Beaver Dam, passed away peacefully with his daughters by his side on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at the Prairie Ridge Health Hospital in Columbus.

A memorial gathering will be held on Friday, August 7th from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam. A memorial service will follow at the funeral home at 5 p.m. with the Rev. Chris Davis officiating. Inurnment will take place at Highland Memory Gardens in the Tn. of Trenton at a later date.

Bob was born the son of Henry and Lillian (White) Stafford on June 19, 1940 in Beaver Dam. He was a 1958 graduate of the Beaver Dam High School. He was united in marriage to the love of his life, Betty Johnson on January 12, 1963 in Beaver Dam. Bob retired from APV Crepaco Co. in Lake Mills as a machinist. He was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church in Beaver Dam. He and his wife Betty loved to go for car rides, attend parades and fairs, go on train and boat rides, and drive in their 1957 Chevy. Bob also had a passion for repairing and collecting clocks and watches; he was a member of the National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors, Inc.

Bob is survived by his two daughters; Bonnie (Craig) Grebel of Beaver Dam, and Becky (Jerry) Klas of Beaver Dam; daughter-in-law, Lori Stafford of Beaver Dam; 12 grandchildren, Heather (Howie) Gundlach, Keith Grebel, Marie (Jonas) Ibarra, Brian (Jenny) Grebel, Kevin (Erica) Grebel, Zacchary (Rocheal) Stafford, Elizabeth (SF Matt Jensen) Stafford, Christopher (Pam) Stafford, Hannah (Santos) Chavez, Theodore Stafford, Trevor (SF Morgan Long) Klas and Gavin Klas; 27 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren, sister; Ruth (Robert) Rollinson, brother; Timothy Stafford and his loving cat; Disney. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Betty in 2019, infant son Brian, son Bruce Stafford, grandson Ayden Stafford, brother-in-law John Hughes and nephew Chet Hughes.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Eileen Goodman for giving Disney a forever home and Mary Morgan for her treasured friendship. They also wish to thank the nurses of Prairie Ridge Health's ICU.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Bob was a great man he would do anything for you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the families.He will be sadly missed.

Posted by Kathy and Charlie Woock and Christian - Beaver Dam, WI - Family Friend   August 06, 2020


To a brother who never complained, who loved life and family. It never took much to make him happy. Bob always had a smile for everyone, also had a great love for clocks and old trains of the past. He never got in a hurry or stressed over to much. A very gentle, unique husband, father and brother. He believed in Jesus Christ and knew where his strength, hope and comfort came from. As his only sister, I'll miss him deeply. We lost a special saint, but Heaven gained an Angel.

Posted by Ruthie Rollison - Glen Rock, PA - Sister   August 05, 2020

My sympathy to Robert's family. You could not find a nicer man.

Posted by Margaret Sullivan - Acquaintance   August 04, 2020

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