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Robert Allen Sessions

August 24, 1930 — November 5, 2023

Athens

Robert Allen Sessions, 93, of Athens, WI passed away on November 5, 2023 at Aspirus Hospital, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services. 

He was born August 24, 1930 in Waukegan, IL , the son of the late Calder and Mildred (Brownell) Sessions.

On January 5, 1952 he was united in marriage to Ida Olson in Fairchild, WI. Robert and Ida made their home in Marathon County in the communities of Marathon City and the Town of Hamburg. 

Robert was preceded in death by his loving wife Ida on December 2, 2014, his son Robert Jr. on February 22, 2003, a son-in-law Michael Mathwich on August 16, 2005 and eight brothers. 

He is survived by a daughter, ArDonna (Jeff Toldness) Mathwich. Three sons: Andrew (Donna) Sessions, Michael (Brenda) Sessions, and Corey (Christina) Sessions, along with a daughter-in-law Rosemarie (David) Tiedemann. He also leaves 16 grandchildren: Amanda, David, Shaun, Chad, Brad, Dane, Tanya, Tami, April, Andrew, Jimmie, Trevor, Dameyn, Michael, Ashley, and Crystal as well as 22 great grandchildren and one sister, Maureen Hobart. 

Robert served in the U. S. Marine Corps. He fought during the Korean War and was part of the Frozen Chosin. None of the men who survived the horrific battle would ever be the same. Today they are called the chosen few. Robert was wounded in battle. Robert received the Korean Cold War Medal, Two Purple Hearts, Korean War Medal from the President, and as additional recognition , a non-commissioned officer's sword. 

Robert was a machinist at Marathon Electric for 41 years. After retirement he drove school bus for the Wausau School System, and was a member of the V.F.W. Post 10203.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 15th from 9 AM - 11 AM at Grace Lutheran Church, 6720 Co. Rd. A, Wausau, WI 54401. Service begins at 11 am. Interment will follow with full military honors in the Town of Berlin Cemetery with VFW Post 10203.

The family would like to thank the staff at Aspirus Hospital, Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services for all their comforting care and especially to Melissa, his caregiver who he enjoyed so much. Their banter was infectious!

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Wednesday, November 15, 2023

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Grace Ev. Lutheran Church

6720 Co Rd A, Wausau, WI 54401

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Wednesday, November 15, 2023

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Grace Ev. Lutheran Church

6720 Co Rd A, Wausau, WI 54401

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