Robert John Scholke of Wausau, WI suffered a heart attack and passed away while on his morning walk Tuesday August 9th at the age of 66.
Bob was married to his devoted wife Beth (Van Hierden) for 44 years. They share two loving children, Robert Aaron (Laura) Scholke of Wausau, WI, and Molly (Ben) Jenkins of Corpus Christi, TX as well as four wonderful grandchildren, Ruby & Ivy Scholke and Carter & Owen Jenkins. Bob is survived by his sister Patricia (John) Konkel as well as many in-laws, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Bob joins his parents, Robert James & Kathleen, and father-in-law Henry Van Hierden in eternal life. Bob was a graduate of Pius XI High School in West Allis. He then attended the University of WI-Stout where he met the love of his life. Upon graduation, after a short career as a high school shop teacher Bob launched a career with Honda Motor Company. He and Beth moved to Wausau to enjoy retirement in 2013 after 34 years as an engineer at Honda.
Bob was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He worked hard and enjoyed his passions. Bob lived retirement to the fullest with 5-mile daily walks, biking, and skiing - fishing, kayaking, motorcycling and various adventures with Beth. When at home he could be found tinkering in his workshop or in the garage restoring cars and motorcycles.
He had a sweet tooth loving Beth’s homemade ice cream and could always be found carrying a piece of dark chocolate. Bob will be missed fiercely and remembered fondly by all of those who knew him, especially family, friends, dear walking buddies and the Old Guys Ski Club.
The family asks you to join for a celebration of life open house at the Historic Chalet at Granite Peak, 227200 Snowbird Ave, Wausau from 11-2 on Monday, August 15th.
In honor of Bob, and in lieu of flowers the family is asking that memorial donations go to the Central Wisconsin Offroad Cycling Coalition (CWOCC) which is a non-profit organization focused on the maintenance and diversity of bike trails in Central Wisconsin, donations can be made directly on their website: https://cwocc.org/