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Robert G. Stafford

Obituary for Robert G. Stafford

June 19, 1940 - August 2, 2020
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin | Age 80


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.

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