Robert B. Valentine, age 88, passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Skaalen Nursing and Rehab Center.
He was born September 9, 1925 in Sycamore Illinois, the son of Richard and Ruth (Bryan) Valentine. On September 21, 1951 he married Marjorie Buzzell at the Sycamore Methodist Church. Marjorie preceded Robert in death in August of 1996. Robert married Rhoda Sorenson in August of 1997.
Robert joined the Army Air Corp in 1943 and served until his honorable discharge in 1946. After the military Robert worked for many different companies, most recent was for Sub Zero where he retired in 1990. Both Marjorie and Robert loved to volunteer at the Meriter Hospital in Madison. He also liked to escape to his favorite fishing hole on Lake Waubesa. Robert had a passion for music and art, and sang in many church and community choirs.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his two brothers Howard and James, sister Marian, and his first wife Marjorie.
Robert is survived by his wife Rhoda, and daughter's Linda Kunz, Cheryl (John) Delavan, and step-children Barbara (John) James, Dale (Beth) Johnson, Terry Johnson, and David (Kathy) Johnson. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday April, 21, 2014 at First Lutheran Church with Rev. Richard Halom and Rev. Bill Lehman presiding. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service on Monday. Friends and family are invited to a luncheon, immediately following the service in the Church Fellowship Hall. Robert will be laid to rest at Roselawn Memorial Park in Monona.
Memorials may be given to First Lutheran Church, Skaalen Nursing and Rehab Center, and Nurses Christian Fellowship.
The family would like to thank the staff at Skaalen for the love and care they have given dad these past few years.