He was born in Stevens Point, on December 1, 1951, the son of the late Walton and Hattie (Brandl) Jome.
He is survived by his sisters – Mary Barker, Oak Creek and Barbara Rowland (Richard), Appleton; a nephew, Steve Seul (Raquel Daye), Waupaca and niece, Michelle Rigden (Pat), Oak Creek and his great-nephew, Jacen and great-niece, Alexis, Oak Creek. He was preceded in death by his parents and a nephew, Michael Barker.
After graduating from Waupaca High School, Bob attended UW Stevens Point. He loved golf and followed his dream by becoming a golf professional – first at Waupaca Country Club, followed by the Squires in Port Washington, High Cliff Golf in Sherwood (where he was part owner), the Shawano Golf Course and Glacier Wood Golf Course in Iola. He had a huge following as a golf instructor and truly enjoyed teaching. He was most proud of his years working with numerous High School Golf teams. Bob was disappointed when his health interfered with his golf, but he continued to help golfers by being involved with the Crystal Spring Golf Course in Seymour, the Seymour Girls Golf Team and the Wandering Springs Golf Course close to De Pere. Bob’s other interests were his German Shorthairs – Lexis and Landa. He loved taking his dogs hunting and was very proud that they became retrieving state champions. Bob was an excellent cook and many enjoyed his special recipes. Bob had many friends and great memories and stories of their times together, whether it be on golfing trips, deer or pheasant hunting or playing cribbage. He will be missed.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Holly Funeral Home in Waupaca at 1 p.m. on Friday, September 23, 2016 with Sister JoAnne Goessl officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. A private interment will be held at a later date at Holy Name of Mary Cemetery in Maplewood, WI.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to: Dr. Sidhu, Dr. Tretinyak, Dr. Taleon and his Care Team; the Hospice nurses and the friends that were able to visit Bob.