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1 of 9 | Posted by: Giz and Judy Geerts

“Mary and family, I was so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. May the memories of all the good times sustain you through the months ahead. You have my...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Rose Franzke

“Mary and family, So sorry to hear about your loss. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Judy and Ed Joseph - Sun Prairie, WI

“Dear Mary, Jodi, and family.We send out love and condolences to you all.Such a nice guy, Bob will be missed but remembered in Kaukauna.Sincerely, Don...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“Class of "73" CYO basketball team. Thanks for keeping me active in high school age sports. I still remember slap boxing with Bob. I hope others have...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Greg Gehrman - New Berlin, WI

“Jodi and family, our deepest love and sympathy on your loss. Jodi I know how special your dad was. May all the precious memories help to ease your...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Patty & Gary Vande Wettering - WI

“Lamers Family, our deepest sympathy to each of you. Jodi I know how special your dad was to you. May all the special memories help to fill your...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Gary & Patty Vande Wettering - WI

“Our condolences to the Lamers family. We knew Bob from Thilmany. He was a great guy. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: John & Jean Lamers - Eagle River, WI

“Thank you for your service to our country. May you rest in peace. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: A friend


Robert J. “Bob” Lamers, age 79, passed away on Thursday April 12, 2018. He was born November 24, 1938 to the late Hugo and Genevieve (Meier) Lamers. Bob married Mary Ann Burton on August 18, 1962 and they enjoyed 55 years together. After serving 6 years in the Navy where he was a boxer, Bob worked at Thilmany for 42 years, retiring in 2003. Bob was very involved in his community and had a passion for sports. He spent many years coaching youth basketball, baseball, and boxing. He was instrumental in starting CYO basketball and the Men’s Open tournament at Holy Cross in Kaukauna, and worked as an umpire for over 30 years. He served as an alderman for the city of Kaukauna for 20 years, and a term on the Outagamie County board. In his working days Bob was very involved with his local union, and was proud of the Local 20 New Years Eve free ride program he organized for many years. Age never stopped Bob from being the oldest participant in the “Old Timers” League, or jogging his many daily miles. Fitting in a golf game with his buddies was always something he looked forward to, even when he could no longer locate his ball. His physical wellness held up - it was the brain that would finally slow him down. “Honest to God” as Bob would say. Bob will be making his final donation to VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank -Boston University to further the study of CTE and TBI. Bob is survived by his wife Mary Ann; Children: Marie (Tom) Dercks, Kaukauna; Jodi (Chuck) Bruecker, Kaukauna; and Jon (Teri) Lamers, St. Louis Park, MN; Grandchildren: Melissa Dercks, Kristin (Ben) Duffy, Ben and Bailee Bruecker, Natalie, Megan and Samantha Lamers; Great Grandchildren Mase, Mera, and Grey Duffy, and Beckett Dercks. His sisters Mary (Pete) Vanevenhoven; Donna (Stan) Fisher; In-laws Jerry Burton and LuAnn Burton; Ellen (John) Heydenreich. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson Travis Dercks, sister Betty and her husband Bob Berghuis, in-laws Cy and Dorothy Burton, and sister in-law Karen Burton. A private service will be held at a later date. The family would like to express our gratitude to the wonderful people at Brewster Village, past and present, for the care given Bob over the past years