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Robert "Bob" E. Lieving

July 19, 1946 ~ July 27, 2022 (age 76)


Robert E. “Bob” Lieving, age 76, of Mosinee, passed away on July 27, 2022, at UW Health University Hospital in Madison. 

Bob was born July 19, 1946, the only child of Erman and Eleanor (Middleton) Lieving in Sycamore, Illinois. He graduated high school in Sycamore, IL and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from Northern Illinois College. With his degree, Bob started his company Robert Lieving & Associates, an advertising agency. He was an accomplished author and won awards for his video productions.

Bob was united in marriage to Cathy Broome on July 29, 1980, at Saint Paul’s United Church of Christ in Wausau. They enjoyed 42 years together. 

Bob was the best father, grandfather who loved taking care of his grandchildren. He loved to travel, especially to Hawaii and Europe with his wife and good friends. Through his travels Bob was a connoisseur of good food, never mind the cost. He loved the outdoors, was a history buff, and loved a good Western. Most of all Bob was a kind caring husband, father, and grandfather. He was known for being straight forward and always being honest, expecting nothing less from others. 

Bob is survived by his wife Cathy; his sons Robert (Gretchen) Lieving II and Adam Lieving both of Minneapolis, MN; stepson’s Jeremy (Audra) Peterson of Jackson, MS, and Chad Peterson of Mosinee; 11 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren with one on the way and a sister-in-law Donna Seehafer of Weston.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Erman and Eleanor. 

His funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, on Friday, August 5, 2022, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 426 Washington Street, Wausau with Rev. Dr. Philip Schneider officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, from 9 AM until the time of service at the church. A private family burial will take place. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made Saint Jude's Children’s Hospital or your local food pantry.

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August 5, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 PM
St. Paul United Church of Christ (Washington St, Wausau)

Funeral Service
August 5, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Paul United Church of Christ (Washington Street, Wausau)

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