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“Dear Kathy,We were so sorry to learn that Bob had passed...and I've been without the right words to express my feelings. But I wanted to let you know...Read More »
1 of 73 | Posted by: Brenda Timm - Appleton, WI

“Kathy- I just found out yesterday of Bob's passing. I am so so sorry for your family's loss. You will have all the good memories to hang on to....Read More »
2 of 73 | Posted by: Sandy Thurber - Friend

“Mr. B it is hard to believe you are gone, you were such an inspiration to every student at Appleton west, You Will be missed greatly ”
3 of 73 | Posted by: andre mcdaniel

“Kathy and Family, I am so sorry to hear the news about Bob as I did not hear about him until this past Friday. I said no way! I had no idea he was...Read More »
4 of 73 | Posted by: Scott Fuhrmann

“Oh Honey, we found out of Bob being taken home by God after the funeral. So sorry we didn't get to hug you, Charlie and Grace. but know that you and...Read More »
5 of 73 | Posted by: Bill & Cindi Ritcey Fox - WI

“Kathy, I am so sorry to hear about your husband. You're an amazing person, always helping others. Let all of ya help you now. My deepest sympathy...Read More »
6 of 73 | Posted by: Sarah VanCamp

“Dear Kathy, Brenda and I were truly saddened to hear that Bob had passed. We know that you and Bob worked very hard together courageously enduring...Read More »
7 of 73 | Posted by: Doug Marsh & Brenda Timm

“Dear kathy, I just wish I could describe to you the type of man he was. I was a student of his for two years, and he was also my mentor. I never once...Read More »
8 of 73 | Posted by: Megan Clark

“Kathy, with a broken heart I have to say this is the worst news and have a hard time accepting it. Bobbie was just the most kind, funny sweet man I...Read More »
9 of 73 | Posted by: Linda Brandt

“Our deepest condolences Kathy and the kids, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
10 of 73 | Posted by: Brett and Sharon Miller

“Kathy Dear, we were so sorry to hear of the death of Bob. Patty and Todd loved him dearly and always said what a great guy he was. Please accept our...Read More »
11 of 73 | Posted by: John and Joanne Swietlik

“Bob (Dobber) Was truly a special person. The care and influence he gave so many young minds and hearts is amazing. We are sure God has a special...Read More »
12 of 73 | Posted by: Bob and Donna Borszich

“Kathy- Bob was truly one of my favorite people in the world. His smile lit up a room and he had a way of always making me look at the bright side of...Read More »
13 of 73 | Posted by: Patty Nennig

“Kathy & Family -- I'm so very sorry for your loss. Kathy was like an aunt to me being Aunt Patty's best friend -- and I remember being so happy for...Read More »
14 of 73 | Posted by: Jessica R - Milwaukee, WI

“Kathy and family.....I am so incredibly sorry to hear of this news. It has been awhile since I have seen you & Bob, but I just remember him being an...Read More »
15 of 73 | Posted by: Michele Arseneau

“Newman '84 classmate, fellow social studies teacher, and friend... gone way too soon. Bob was one of the best, and funniest, people I have ever...Read More »
16 of 73 | Posted by: Colleen 'Hoffer" Schmidt

“Kathy, My thoughts and prayers are with you, your kids, and your family at this very difficult time. It sounds like Bob was a man who left a lasting...Read More »
17 of 73 | Posted by: Darci DeMeio

“Kathy and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Bob leaves an incredible legacy. Big hugs! ”
18 of 73 | Posted by: Becky Salzman

“Kathy, Chuck and Grace, May God Bless your breaking hearts. Bob will be greatly missed by everyone that was blessed enough to know him. You are in...Read More »
19 of 73 | Posted by: The Hammens

“Kathy, Chuck and Grace, Bob was a man full of life and love and we will remember that always. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you now and as you...Read More »
20 of 73 | Posted by: The Trayners

“Kathy, I am so sorry to hear about Bob. I know somewhat what you are going through as I lost John three years ago. I am here if you need to talk or...Read More »
21 of 73 | Posted by: Mary Simon

“Kathy and kids, so sorry to hear about Bob. I will remember him as being full of life, a friend to all, and a great coach and teacher. ”
22 of 73 | Posted by: Dan Maloney

“Kathy and kids, I am so sorry for Bob's passing. He was a very kind and funny man and I always enjoyed spending time with him. I was blessed with...Read More »
23 of 73 | Posted by: Bailey

“Kathy, Grace and Charlie – So sorry to hear the loss of a great husband, Dad and friend. We always had a great time watching & chatting during...Read More »
24 of 73 | Posted by: Rick and Cathy Wedel

“I'm sorry I didn't have a chance to meet Bob. He sounds like an amazing person and teacher, and a credit to our school district. He will be missed....Read More »
25 of 73 | Posted by: Leah Olson, AASD School Board member

“Kathy I'm so sorry to hear this sad news We will keep you and your family in our prayers. Jill and Dave Nelson ”
26 of 73 | Posted by: Jill Nelson

“Class of 2017 U were my teacher two years ago and u pushed me to pass my civics class and I thought we would never get along but in the end u were a...Read More »
27 of 73 | Posted by: Alyssa R.

“Class of 2002. He was one the best High School teachers I had. Helped me with my math. I was having a tough time and he pulled out his own wallet and...Read More »
28 of 73 | Posted by: Lindsey Hance

“Kathy, Tammy and I are so sorry to hear about your loss. Bob was a great guy, and I will remember him as he looks in his picture. He'd always...Read More »
29 of 73 | Posted by: Dave "Q" Comber and family

“Sorry to hear that Bob lost his battle. Sorry Kathy and family for your loss. I will have 2 shots of whiskey tonight ,one for Bob up in heaven and...Read More »
30 of 73 | Posted by: John Klapka

“Kathy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God grant you strength and peace during this very difficult time. May he rest in...Read More »
31 of 73 | Posted by: Theresa Hintz @ WW

“As I read through the many messages left here about Bob, it is quite evident that he left his mark on many people and will be truly missed!! There...Read More »
32 of 73 | Posted by: Barrett and Kelly Miller

“With sincere sympathy Kathy, Gracie, Charlie and family our thoughts and prayers are with you all. "A life well lived goes on forever!" Hoping the...Read More »
33 of 73 | Posted by: Don and Claire Chitko

“Kathy~ I'm so very sad for your loss. This last year has been quite a challenge and I prayed it would not turn out like this. We don't always...Read More »
34 of 73 | Posted by: Angela Carney @ WW

“Kathy, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Blessings to all. ”
35 of 73 | Posted by: Riebau Family

“Kathy, you and your children are in my prayers. You've been such a blessing in my life. May you feel close to God now. ”
36 of 73 | Posted by: Mary Vandenberg

“Kathy -- you know me well enough to know that I'm rarely without words. But now I am. Consider yourself hugged. But also know that the Mile of...Read More »
37 of 73 | Posted by: Mary Willems

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Bob was an amazing person, so thankful to have known him! We hope you find comfort in the love of family and...Read More »
38 of 73 | Posted by: Nicole and Dan Weber

“Dear Kathy, you and your family are in my thoughts & prayers!! May you always feel Bob's love with you!! May you feel God's love & grace with all...Read More »
39 of 73 | Posted by: Lisa Van Dyke

“Kathy, we are stunned to learn of Bob's passing. Words cannot describe our pain for you and your family. God must have had an urgent need for Bob's...Read More »
40 of 73 | Posted by: Terri & Mike Van Domelen

“Bob my life is better having known you through playing softball with you for 10 years. Memories and fun galore. Kath-LEEN you and the kids are in my...Read More »
41 of 73 | Posted by: Dan Goerl

“We are so terribly sorry for your loss, Kathy and Family! We will be praying for comfort and peace for you all. ”
42 of 73 | Posted by: Sarah, Jeff, Alex and Madison Miles (Ferber Family)

“I grew up with the Blaskowski family. I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
43 of 73 | Posted by: Kathy Wildman

“My dear darling friend, Kathy, my heart breaks for you!! Unfortunately I won't be able to make either time as I'm out of town but we will get...Read More »
44 of 73 | Posted by: Sarah Woerfel'

“Heart felt condolences sent to bobbys family. I haven't seen " sly " since our high school days. Many great memories. Rest In Peace Bobby B. ”
45 of 73 | Posted by: Steve pagel

“Kathy, I am so sorry for the loss of your husband and for your children's loss of their father. May God grant you strength and peace during this very...Read More »
46 of 73 | Posted by: Lee Rahr

“Words can't adequately express how sad I am! So thankful we got to spend time together last year, your family trips out to California, and our last...Read More »
47 of 73 | Posted by: Tom Duggan

“I worked with Bob at Appleton West, assisting a special education student in his world history class. I appreciated how he had a rapport with the...Read More »
48 of 73 | Posted by: Lois Hilger

“Kathy, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart just aches for you! Mr. B was an amazing man, a great mentor, and the greatest teacher I ever had! I...Read More »
49 of 73 | Posted by: Hally Hermansen

“Bobby was a fantastic positive guy. Prayers to your family. ”
50 of 73 | Posted by: Jen Nieuwenhuis Hardel

“Sorry to hear about your family's loss.. He was one of my favorite teachers at Appleton West...Rest in peace until we meet again ”
51 of 73 | Posted by: Sara Bellin

“Bobby Blas was my teammate in baseball at Wausau Newman high school. Bobby was a good pitcher but even better person. He could always make me laugh....Read More »
52 of 73 | Posted by: Rich Resch

“My ? aches for you Kathy and your beautiful kids..Bob was very. special ”
53 of 73 | Posted by: Julie Wiegers

“May the good lord give you extra strength in the time of need. I know Old Sly Bob is giving a huge arm pump with his signage phrase. "Get Down"! ...Read More »
54 of 73 | Posted by: Joe "OWEN" Mischka

“So Sorry yo hear this sad news. Thoughs and Prayers are with you from the entire Thielmann Family in Hartford. ”
55 of 73 | Posted by: Rick Thielmann

“He was the best high school teacher I had he will be missed r. I. P ”
56 of 73 | Posted by: Krystal Gleesing

“Kathy I'm so sorry for your loss. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. ”
57 of 73 | Posted by: Dawn Peterson

“Mr.Blaskowski will be greatly missed. He was one of my favorite teachers at Appleton West. I have fond memories of him. He was always there for me to...Read More »
58 of 73 | Posted by: Brianna

“Kathy-.sending hugs to you, Charlie, and Gracie. Bob will never be forgotten! What a great man and role model he was. Turn to God for strength and...Read More »
59 of 73 | Posted by: Jeanne and Bruce Van Eperen

“Sending my deepest condolences to his family! He was a great teacher! ”
60 of 73 | Posted by: Bianca sheprow

“Rest in peace ”
61 of 73 | Posted by: Kia Mies

“I can see Bob in the Newman HS hallways as I think of him now. What a neat kid. Now wonder he turned out to be such a tremendous man. Blessings upon...Read More »
62 of 73 | Posted by: Ethel (Wolff) Quisler

“Kathy, Chuck, Grace & Family, We are devastated with this news. Bob was a great man that always had a smile on his face and a kind word for everyone...Read More »
63 of 73 | Posted by: Mark & Janna Cochrane

“Prayers sent to Bob's family, may you find comfort! I enjoyed his smile when my locker always slammed into his! ”
64 of 73 | Posted by: Fellow Newman c-mate

“So sorry to hear about the loss of your husband Kathy. Prayers are with you and your family ? ”
65 of 73 | Posted by: Leslie Paalman from WW

“Was my old history teacher he was a good man and teacher will be praying for your family and friends ”
66 of 73 | Posted by: Ashley

“Mr B used to be my history teacher. Every time I walked into class he'd call me by my last name prayers to you and your family. Former Appleton West...Read More »
67 of 73 | Posted by: Kayla Timm

“Kathy - you and your family are in thought and prayer at this difficult time. May your faith bring you hope, comfort and eventual peace. ”
68 of 73 | Posted by: Dick Lane -- from WW @ Thrivent

“So sorry for your loss. I loved him as a teacher was a very good role model for students class of 2003 ”
69 of 73 | Posted by: Beth

“Mr Blaskowski was an awesome teacher. I'll never forget him how he use to call me Randi of the redwoods. You are all in my prayers former Appleton...Read More »
70 of 73 | Posted by: Randi Latham

“I just heard the news. My condolences to Kathy and the family. Bob was an awesome and funny dude. Watching the girls games was always a joy with him...Read More »
71 of 73 | Posted by: Yolanda Fordham

“Kathy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Jane Sturn ”
72 of 73 | Posted by: Jane Sturn

“Kathy and family we are thinking of you! Bob was a great guy who will be missed by many! ”
73 of 73 | Posted by: Keith& Rosemary Kwaterski


Bob Blaskowski, age 51 of Appleton, passed away early on Monday morning, July 31, 2017. He had battled cancer and other health problems for a short time. Bob was born in Wausau on October 20, 1965, the son of Fritz and Jill (Bickford) Blaskowski. He graduated from Newman High School in Wausau, and received his bachelor’s degree from UW-Eau Claire. His master’s degree was earned at UW-Oshkosh. Our son, husband, father, brother, and friend Bob lived every day to the fullest. Bob’s greatest joys in life were his wife Kathy and his children Charlie and Gracie. Bob never met a stranger and welcomed anyone into his home. He was a teacher by profession but a mentor, confident and coach by choice. He loved his students and his many work wives. Bob coached middle school football and high school baseball, but what he loved most about coaching was the comradery. He treasured the learning aspects of sports…new skills, new friendships, new goals, and new achievements. He treasured his time reliving wins and losses with other coaches. He loved the Packers, Badgers and Brewers, and had to have good reason to miss a game. Bob loved music, especially rock and roll, and knew the name of artists, bands, song titles and lyrics, taking every opportunity for music trivia with kids and adults alike. Bob’s downtime was spent by the pool with friends or the (Gulf Shores) beach with his wife and children - treasuring most of all the trip in April. Bob will be remembered most for his selfless desire to help others. Bob is survived by his loving wife: Kathy Blaskowski of Appleton; his adoring children: Charlie and Gracie; his father: Fritz Blaskowski of Wausau; his sisters and brother: Julie (Mike) Kwarciany of Wausau, Tony Blaskowski of Wausau, and Mary (Pat) Metzinger of Wausau; and a former sister-in-law: Cathy Birkenmeier of Wausau. He is also survived by Kathy’s parents: Robalmor and Judy Moore of Hartford; her five brothers and sisters: Karen (Tony) Algiers of Daphne, Alabama; Jeff (Kristy) Moore of Keller, Texas; Tom Moore of Shorewood; Joel Moore of Hartford; and Valerie (Chris) Bonney of Hartford. Bob also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, fellow teachers and coaches, former students, and countless friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jill Blaskowski. The funeral liturgy for Bob will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, August 4, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 410 W. Lawrence Street in Appleton, with Fr. Jim Leary, OFM, Cap. officiating. Bob’s family and friends are invited to join together to remember the good times on Thursday evening, from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Wichmann Funeral Home, 537 N. Superior Street in Appleton, and again after the services on Friday. Rather than sending flowers, please consider a contribution to the Bob Blaskowski Memorial Fund. Bob’s in heaven now, with the mother he loved, holding a beer in one hand and a Captain and Coke in the other.