Robert J. Lamers, age 85, of Little Chute, passed away on Friday, April 26, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton. Bob was born on March 14, 1928, in Little Chute, to the late Theodore and Minnie (Wildenberg) Lamers. He married Elsbeth Smith on February 3, 1953, at St. John Catholic Church in Little Chute. Bob was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother. He was employed at Midtec as a raw materials buyer for over 45 years; he also operated Lamers Income Tax Service for over 44 years. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was well-known for his perfect attendance at his Army reunions–59 years in a row. Bob enjoyed golfing, bowling, playing horseshoes, accordion, harmonica and cards. With his wife Elsbeth, he also enjoyed his annual trips to Nashville. He also attended annual Retreats at Chambers Island and Monte Alverno.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Elsbeth; his children: Jeff (Joan) Lamers, Brad (Janice) Lamers, Phil (Marles) Lamers, Pam (Tim) Moran, Jane (Randy) Schmitzer, Jan (Doug) Landskron, Ann (Ron) Wojcik; his grandchildren: Crystal Lamers, Becca (fianc√© Ryan) Lamers, Josh Lamers, Alex (fianc√© Jessica) Lamers, Alyssa Lamers, Christopher Lamers, Steven Lamers, Tyler Rittmaster, Rick (fianc√© Kim) Rittmaster, Tanna Rittmaster, Amanda Moran, Ryan Moran, Kelly Moran, Jason (Jessica) Schmitzer, Brandon (Jessie) Schmitzer, Haley Schmitzer, Aaron (Melissa) Landskron, Scott Landskron, Jessica Wojcik, Carli Wojcik, Sammi Wojcik, Nikki Wojcik; his great-grandchildren: Ariya Hudson, Kaden Jannette, Jacob Landskron, Rowan Schmitzer and Jayden Schmitzer; his sisters: Pat (Lloyd) VandeHey, Gladys (Mark) Hietpas, Rose Ebben and Bev (Chuck) Goodman; and many other special family members and friends. Bob was preceded in death by his sisters, Marion Piepkorn and Myrt Wundrow; his brothers-in-law, Donald Vaubel, Larry Wolff, Len Wundrow, Mike Ebben, Bud Pierpkorn and Art TeVrucht; his daughter-in-law, Annette Lamers, his granddaughter, Tiffany Lamers; and his three brothers that died in infancy, Edward, Orville and Paul.
Funeral services will be at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2013, at ST. JOHN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 323 Pine Street, Little Chute, with The Rev. Msgr. James Vanden Hogen officiating. Friends may call directly at the church on Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of services. Entombment will be in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton. The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Dr. Hoeft and the staff at St. Elizabeth Hospital and the staff at Oakridge Gardens Nursing Center, for their loving care. A memorial has been established in Bob's name. Online condolences may be offered at www.wichmannfargo.com